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Reps. Mindy Greiling of Roseville and Tim Faust of Hinckley on Wednesday look over paperwork with information about raising the state's mandatory school attendance age to 18. Staff photo by Don Davis

Bill would keep youths in school to 18


ST. PAUL - If the state required students to remain in school until they are 18 years old, they would earn more money and be more emotionally stable, some Minnesota lawmakers say.

If a person drops out of high school, they are at financial and emotional risk, said Sen. Charles W. Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, author of the Senate bill to require students to remain in school until they are 18. "Being able to drop out at 16 is unacceptable."

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