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Dayton encourages businesses to adopt schools

Governor Mark Dayton wants more businesses to improve education in Minnesota by adopting schools. He spoke at a Richfield school that's been adopted by both Best Buy and Fairview Hospitals. It's provided amenities ranging from laptops to a teen parent center.
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Governor Mark Dayton wants more businesses to improve education in Minnesota by adopting schools. He spoke at a Richfield school that's been adopted by both Best Buy and Fairview Hospitals. It's provided amenities ranging from laptops to a teen parent center.

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