by Rep. Rob Ecklund District 3A International Falls, for the Mesabi Daily News, Mar 21, 2019
In 1858, the year of Minnesota’s statehood, and even before that in our territorial days, our founders had the foresight to recognize our land is one of our most valuable assets.
They also recognized that the future success of our state would be determined by the opportunities for another valuable asset: Minnesota’s students.
These founding Minnesotans thought this was important enough to etch in the Minnesota Constitution.