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Emergency bid fails; cuts take effect July 1 to waiver services

Emergency bid fails; cuts take effect July 1 to waiver services


Tough times are ahead for many Minnesotans with disabilities and their service providers. Efforts to stop a seven percent cut to waiver services fell short June 28. U.S. District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright issued a 13-page ruling that allows …

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Getting children safely to school is training goal

Getting children safely to school is training goal

Educators from southern Minnesota are developing a biking and walking to school program for students with disabilities


Students with disabilities in the Mankato area will be able to join their schoolmates when walking or biking to classes in the …

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Crisis line is closed, but help is available

One more resource for Minnesotans in mental health crisis is gone. As June ended, Canvas Health shut down its crisis hotline, Crisis Connection.

Like many other health needs statewide, funding for Crisis Connection was involved in the ongoing dispute between …

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Editor’s Column – July 2018

I’m writing this on a perfect summer morning, but there haven’t been too many of them so far this year. It’s been a long, hot summer and it’s only July. Maybe the weather seems worse because the news in healthcare …

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JULY SPONSOR: 65 Year Anniversary for MRCI

JULY SPONSOR: 65 Year Anniversary for MRCI

A families’ response to the workforce shortage in finding care for their loved one

It’s a big number that signifies the big impact MRCI has on its clients. That number is 65. That is the number of years the nonprofit …

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Supports, special education funds fall to governor’s veto pen

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