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ST. PAUL - Monte Bute grew up in the southwestern Minnesota town of Jackson, and didn't exactly have the best success there.

He landed in what now is known as the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing, where the state sent juvenile delinquents. It was there he earned his high school diploma "behind what Bob Dylan once called the 'Walls of Red Wing,'" he told the House higher education committee on Tuesday.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.