Minnesota's population is aging, particularly in rural areas, where many seniors don't have easy access to grocery stores.

MN Mobile Food Pantries in Need of More Funding

Minnesota’s population is aging, particularly in rural areas, where many seniors don’t have easy access to grocery stores. One solution is mobile food pantries. More funding is being sought for them in this year’s legislative session.

Kelliher Proposes Property Tax Cap For Seniors

Under the Tim Pawlenty administration, property taxes in Minnesota have soared as the state cut back the aid it gives local governments. Seniors have been hit hard by property tax increases because the taxes on their homes go up while their income goes down after retirement. DFL endorsed candidate for Governor Margaret Anderson Kelliher today proposed limiting property tax increases for people over 65 who make less than $100,000 a year or couples making less than $150,000 a year — capping them at the rate of inflation. Kelliher met with the press and seniors to talk issues at the Sabathani Senior Center. Supporting her at the podium were her mother; and Lt. Gov. Candidate John Gunyou as well as former Vice President Walter Modale; former Sec.