The Star Tribune reported on a tuition increase that students will need to pay next semester. Read the full story.

Mike Dean, executive director of the community college student association LeadMN, argued that Minnesota State could have afforded a tuition freeze after receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds as well as a $56 million funding boost from the Legislature.

"This is one of the largest increases in tuition we've seen in almost a decade here, and it's really going to have a negative impact on students who are already struggling from the pandemic," Dean said. He also criticized trustees for not letting student leaders testify during the board meeting.