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Contributed photo Minnesota's three main governor candidates sat down Thursday night with Cathy Wurzer to discuss education. From left are Tom Horner, Tom Emmer and Mark Dayton.

Governor candidates find education policy differences

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota governor candidates focused on predicable differences during a Thursday night education debate, but some agreements also surfaced.

The Independence Party's Tom Horner, Republican Tom Emmer and Democrat Mark Dayton all said they would push for better early-childhood education and the trio voiced strong support for reducing the learning gap between white and minority students. But they could not agree on how to fund education, or at what level.

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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.
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