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Sep 9, 2010

Minnesota Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Status

Six schools in Minnesota were designated as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students.

Jun 20, 2008

Peterson supports new GI bill

Congressman Collin Peterson supported a bipartisan supplemental appropriations bill that includes expansion of the GI Bill of Rights, funding for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan , an extension of unemployment benefits, and emergency relief for areas devastated by flooding.

Feb 8, 2008

Peterson says bill makes college more affordable and accessible for rural students

Congressman Collin Peterson yesterday voted for legislation that will tackle the high price of college tuition and remove obstacles that make it difficult for qualified students to go to college.

Sep 7, 2007

Peterson Supports Significant Increase in Financial Aid for Students and Their Families

Congressman Collin Peterson today voted for final passage of legislation to make the largest investment in college financial aid since the 1944 GI Bill.

Aug 13, 2007

Peterson & Walz send Letter to Army Secretary Regarding GI Bill Benefits for the 1/34TH Brigade Combat Team

In a letter sent to Army Secretary Geren, Representatives Tim Walz and Collin Peterson, as well as four other members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation, expressed their concern that some members of the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) of the Minnesota National Guard are not able to receive full GI Bill benefits despite their extended tour of duty in Iraq.

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