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Pequot Lakes, Nisswa schools receive safety grant funding

Both the Pequot Lakes and Brainerd school districts will receive school safety grants funding. Nisswa Elementary School was awarded $195,000, and Pequot Lakes middle and high schools will receive $45,200.

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Both the Pequot Lakes and Brainerd school districts will receive school safety grants funding. Nisswa Elementary School was awarded $195,000, and Pequot Lakes middle and high schools will receive $45,200.

Last session, the Legislature approved and Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law $25 million in capital investment funds that schools could apply for to make physical safety improvements. "Making sure that a student's learning environment is safe and secure is vital in ensuring they receive a world-class education," state Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, said in a news release. "Today's news that two local school districts are set to receive school safety grants represents real, tangible steps that will ensure our students are safe. This is great news for our community and I was proud to support this funding during the previous legislative session."

The Legislature approved an additional $25 million in school safety grants as part of the supplemental budget bill, but Dayton vetoed those funds.

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