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MSU In Front of Legislators

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Minot State University officials are requesting another three-point-three-five million dollars from state lawmakers to make up for lost revenue they say was brought on by the Mouse River flood.

That is what Dr. David Fuller, the President at Minot State University was busy with this week at the state capitol.

Monday he was in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee -- and this morning he was in front of the Senate Education Committee making the case for additional support for Minot State.

Fuller says enrollments were on a steady climb...until the massive flood that hit the region in 2011.

He says it has done a number on the University's enrollment and additional funds are needed to get the school out of the red.

(Dr. David Fuller - Minot State University President) "It has affected our faculty, staff, and students. We really need to seek your support in recovery from that. I asked for consideration for 3.35 million dollars. That is essentially what we have lost in our enrollment collections as well as our deficiency appropriations."

Budgets have been cut to try and eliminate as much of the deficit as possible, and the hope is to get enrollment trending upward again.

To that end, Dr. Fuller says spring numbers are looking promising -- especially with students from Minnesota.

He believes the move to the NCAA has brought additional exposure for the school in that state and they have seen increases in students from the Land of 10-Thousand Lakes.

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