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Progressive Roundup: High ACT Scores, Mayo Miracle, SWLRT.

progressive roundupcapitolwhiteEvery week, Alliance for a Better Minnesota will highlight the important work being done in the progressive community. Focusing on issues that impact Minnesotans’ lives, this important work helps Minnesota continue moving forward.

MN Best ACT Scores: For the ninth year in a row, our students have the highest ACT scores out of the states where over half of the students take the exam.

Mayo Cancer Miracle: In May, doctors at the Mayo Clinic treated a blood cancer patient with experimental therapy–the Measles vaccine–and were met with positive results. Even more good news came from the story earlier this week: the patient is now completely cancer-free and has been for a year.

SWLRT Update: Earlier this week, the Hennepin County Board voted to approve construction of the portion of the project in Minneapolis. This brings the SWLRT one step closer to construction. The project now awaits the approval of the Minneapolis City Council, which is scheduled to vote on August 29.

State Fair: The State Fair began yesterday! Be sure to attend and eat your weight in Pronto Pups before it ends on September 1.

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