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Minneapolis school district struggles to close $33 million budget deficit

The Minneapolis school district continues to work to fill a $33 million budget gap that school officials blame on the failure of the state and federal governments to fully fund mandated programs for special education students and English learners.

Some observers point out that the state was able to devote hundreds of millions of taxpayer funds to a new NFL stadium in recent years, suggesting misplaced priorities. Others see the stadium and public education as separate issues facing a state that’s trying to bolster economic development in addition to keeping schools afloat.


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