Women's groups rally and march again today, as part of International Women's Day.

MN Women Rally at Capitol for Equal Rights Bills

Lawmakers in Minnesota are debating legislation to give equal protection to residents regardless of gender, and they were greeted by hundreds of women urging them to vote ‘yes’ at the State Capitol Wednesday.

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited.

MN Lawmakers Asked to End Food Deserts

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited. Legislation to fund a program that would help the 340,000 Minnesotans who lack convenient access to local, healthy foods is being introduced this week.

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.

Gov. Dayton Pressures GOP On Bonding Bill

At a Friday press conference Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton repeats the need for a special session to correct the tax bill. If Republican lawmakers do not agree to his special session agenda in the next three days, the tax bill will be pocket vetoed.

Legislature Fails To Protect Poor From Financial Predators

Businesses are driving poor people further into poverty says a group of Minnesota religious leaders. Their new report on “poverty profiteering” says inaction by Minnesota lawmakers is to blame along with payday lenders, big banks, and wall street.