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A time of crisis

A time of crisis


Almost 28 years ago Charlie Smith saw the need and had the vision of providing a source of news for the disability community, not only in the Twin Cities, but for greater Minnesota. Charlie’s vision came to fruition with …

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Snow-covered sidewalks are impeding accessibility

Snow-covered sidewalks are impeding accessibility

It’s “snow” joke. Heavy snowfalls this winter have left hazardous conditions for Minnesotans with disabilities. Weeks after the January 22 storm that dumped more than one foot of snow on parts of the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota, people were …

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2018 session gets rolling February 20

A short session, a looming election and more than the usual political acrimony loom over the Minnesota’s Legislature’s 2018 session. The gavel falls Tuesday, February 20 and disability advocacy groups will be ready.

Hanging over the state capitol this session …

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Editor’s Column – Feb 2018

Well, the second time Minnesota hosted the Super Bowl has come and gone. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41–33, which took away some of the sting from the Eagles victory over the Vikings two weeks earlier.…

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From Our Community: Agenda for people with disabilities should respect their choices

By Heidi S. Smith, John Wayne Barker and Michael Kraines

What do people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) want as far as work choices? And, what do others think they want, or want you to believe?

Certain sources are …

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More Recent Articles

Weigh in on upcoming Olmstead Plan amendments

History Notes: Fergus Falls buildings’ demolition could mark end of an era

In Memoriam – February 2018

People and Places – February 2018

Regional News in Review – February 2018

February Radio Talking Book

The year in review: 2017 was a year of challenges for Minnesotans with disabilities

Stracke spent career as a ‘True Friend’ to many

‘Perfect storm’ created by new federal tax law

Scott Adams Cartoon – January 2018

Accessible Events – January 2018

Editor’s Column – January 2018

HISTORY NOTE: Resolve to learn more about the history of disability

FROM OUR COMMUNITY: Neighbors can intervene, help isolated elders


In Memoriam – January 2018

Regional News in Review – January 2018

Radio Talking Book – January 2018

January 2018 edition (pdf format)

People and Places – January 2018



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