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Two Central Minnesota Schools Ranked High in State MMR Numbers
Two area schools have received "reward" status from the Minnesota Department of Education for being in the top 15 percent of schools that receive Title 1 funding, which is allocated to schools with high levels of students in poverty. The rankings come with the release of the multiple measurement ratings (MMR).
Hundreds of New Students Moving Into SJU/CSB Thursday
Over 950 new students will be moving into their new homes at St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict on Thursday. Andy Dirksen oversees first-year orientation activities on both campuses and says students will have time to find their classrooms and meet with advisors.
Banaian: Returning SCSU Students Contribute Millions to Local Economy
Thousands of college students are returning to St. Cloud over the next week and are expected to generate millions in the local economy. Economist King Banaian says St. Cloud State University alone creates thousands of jobs in the area. Downtown shops and restaurants around town will benefit from having the students back in town.

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