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High School Diploma Needed

Outgoing state economist Doctor Tom Stinson says Minnesota’s economy has done extraordinarily well compared to other states — but warns the biggest challenge to retaining that position for the next 10, 20 or 30 years is high school graduation rates:

Stinson says graduation rates among minority students are around 50 percent. He says without a high school diploma, a person is doomed to compete with lowest of low-wage workers throughout the world.

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