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Tim Walz Sworn in As Minnesota Gov.

New Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz used his inaugural address to stress the need for better education and health care for everyone. New Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz used his inaugural address to stress the need for better education and health care for everyone. |  Photo: U.S. House of Representatives

Associated Press
Updated: January 07, 2019 03:24 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is using his inaugural address to stress the need for better education and health care for everyone.

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Walz spoke at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul after taking the oath as Minnesota's 41st governor since statehood.

Walz told the crowd of dignitaries and supporters that disparities in the state's educational system are holding the state back from reaching its full potential. The former teacher says Minnesota must become the "Education State" for all children regardless of race.

"If we are going to foster the best education system in the country, every politician, every community, and every Minnesotan must value our children receiving the highest quality of education we can give them," said Walz.

Walz also says Minnesota must figure out how to deliver health care more effectively and affordably, with better results. He says that includes investments in cutting-edge research.

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