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I’m working on a project — which is why I haven’t posted in a while — but I figured I’d inject a little State Fair flavor into On Campus.

Looks like the Minnesota Office of Higher Education‘s State Fair booth is holding a daily drawing for a $200 Minnesota College Savings Plan account.

Office officials cite an upcoming Journal of Family and Economic Issues paper, which they say suggests even a small savings account can inspire children to go after post-secondary education.

Funding is apparently coming from the state office (using non-tax administrative money) and the Minnesota Private College Council.

No, I don’t think it’s meant as a quick way for students to pay for frat bills or keggers.

The office is encouraging parents and grandparents to apply.

The daily drawing is at 5 p.m. in the education building, and a different official from education or government is supposed to do the honors each day.