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Brutally cold winter doesn’t deter dedicated Polar Plungers

Brutally cold winter doesn’t deter dedicated Polar Plungers

The ice has finally melted from many of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. That not only means spring is here, but that Minnesota’s Polar Bear Plungers may finally be able to feel their fingers and toes. The 17th year of the …

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CFSS moving to unknown start date

The state’s upcoming Community First Supports and Services (CFSS) program has had its twists and during the 2014 legislative session. What everyone is waiting for now is to see how the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) will …

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Caregivers could see wage hike approved

Caregivers could see wage hike approved

The 5% Campaign, one of the highest-profile efforts at the 2104 Minnesota Legislature, is close to reaching its goal. But getting the increase close to approval hasn’t been easy. Nor is anything certain until Gov. Mark Dayton approve state spending, …

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Wolfensberger’s influence cited in ADA history

American social constructs were dehumanizing for people with disabilities in the decades leading up to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When looking back at this history, Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger is one of the standouts. His eye for the details, …

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Making the case for research funding

After three years of advocating for spinal cord injury research I have come to recognize that there is a delicate balance between idealism and pragmatism. It’s a balance between the world as it is and the world as you believe …

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More Recent Articles

State funding not proper source for research

2014 session : Safe Schools wins approval, session nearing May end

Editor’s Column – April 2014

Commentary: CFSS represents positive evolution of services for people with disabilities

Letter to the Editor – April 2014

Attend a listening session – Public is urged to make comments on draft Olmstead Plan

Regional News in Review – April 2014

Accessible Events – April 2014

People and Places – April 2014

Scott Adams cartoon – April 2014

Radio Talking Book – April 2014

Disability policy leader – John Tschida leaves solid legacy of service to Minnesotans

Legislative session starts with a flurry

Weigh in on key state plan

Editor’s Column – March 2014

Winter Paralympics Games began 38 years ago

State bonding eyed for academies, St. Peter campus

Macalester College to host showing of The Real Story

Radio Talking Book – March 2014

Editorial: Ensuring services meet the needs of all



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