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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 9:13 am

Alex Kilen served his country. Now, in the time-honored tradition of returning veterans, the Rochester resident is going back to school.

And he is not alone. After more than a decade of war, a surge in the number of veterans and active service members returning to school is sweeping across Minnesota colleges and universities. Armed with the benefits of a post-9/11 GI Bill and seasoned by their service, many are making college their first stop in their transition back to civilian life and work.

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