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Schools across US offer to help Dana students

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) -- Schools across the country continue to step up to help Dana College students left in limbo following the school's decision this week to close.

Officials at the 126-year-old private college say there are written agreements with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, to take in their nearly 650 students.

But more than 55 schools elsewhere in Nebraska and Iowa, as well as in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Washington have volunteered to help.

The college announced its impending closure late Wednesday, citing the Higher Learning Commission's refusal to back its sale to a group of investors.

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