DULUTH - Northland college students sounded off Thursday on higher education in Minnesota.
The state's director of higher education visited UMD for the meeting.
It comes after Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal, which includes $240 million for post-secondary education.
State officials say it's the largest percentage increase tor any area of the state budget.
"As our demographic shift -- where more baby boomers start to retire -- we're going to need to have very well-educated workforce; otherwise we'll stunt our economic growth in Minnesota," said Larry Pogemiller, the director of the Minn. Office of Higher Education.
Dayton's office says he's also proposed investments in internships and state-of-the-art equipment to help retain high-quality faculty.