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University of Minnesota students rallied at the Capitol Wednesday, urging lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty to keep funding flowing to their schools. Duluth campus students are on the left, with Morris student at right. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Students fear costly education

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ST. PAUL - Only the rich will be able to send their children to college if Minnesota chops higher education funding too much, a student told a University of Minnesota Wednesday student rally.

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Parents' dreams of sending children to college have "become a nightmare of excessive debt," Mike McBride of the University of Minnesota Morris told about 200 other students rallying to preserve college funding.

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