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Seven WDC students attend FFA Day at the Capitol

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Seven Wadena-Deer Creek FFA members celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, by attending FFA Day at the Capitol in St. Paul.

There they met with the Minnesota State FFA officers and other state FFA staff. After the protocol meeting, they met with State Rep. Mark Murdock. Murdock answered questions on job creation, school funding, education and No Child Left Behind.

Murdock also stressed getting at least a two-year technical degree along with vocational education. After meeting with Murdock, the FFA members visited with Sen. Paul Gazelka, District 12 Brainerd, on the house floor as the house debated State Sen. Gretchen Hoffman's "Defense of Dwelling and Person Act."

The FFA members also toured the Capitol including the Supreme Court and Gov. Mark Dayton's meeting room. Following the capitol tour, the WDC FFA members went to the Mall of America and