Hunger-fighting groups applaud the new 2019 Farm Bill signed by President Donald Trump, for not including more work requirements in order for adults to be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
ST. PAUL, Minn. – As legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol debate a paid family and medical leave policy, a new report from the University of Minnesota says the state’s rural residents face the greatest need for this type of benefit.
Report author Debra Fitzpatrick says multiple trends in rural Minnesota have created a perfect storm.
She says a shortage of child care and elder care providers, combined with long travel times for medical treatment, means rural workers may need time off to meet those needs.
Congressman-elect Dean Phillips didn't wait long to keep his promise. He held a town hall a little more than a month after being elected, something his Republican opponent rarely did.
Assisted living facilities in Minnesota can provide superb elder care or they can provide scary conditions. The Minneapolis League of Women Voters Civic Buzz presented a discussion entitled, "Vulnerable Elders Face Scare not Care."