'Bulldog Day' at the Capitol

By KBJR News 1

March 7, 2013 Updated Mar 7, 2013 at 7:16 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) --- Nearly thirty UMD students, professors, and staff were in St. Paul Wednesday as part of Bulldog Day at the Capitol.

It's a day for the U-M-D community to talk with state legislators about issues important to the students including rising tuition and student loan debt.

The students are hoping lawmakers will approve a freeze so that tuition will not go up the projected six percent in the next two years.

"The most important thing is to let the senators and representatives know that the kind of debt that students are accruing will affect them for the next twenty to thirty years of their life," said Joshua Hanson, a Freshman at UMD and part of the Legislative Certificate Program.

The students talked to representatives about medical amnesty, refurbishing the Darland Administration building and renovations needed on campus.