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Michael Bjerkesett – Accessible housing needs are his life’s calling and his lasting legacy

Michael Bjerkesett – Accessible housing needs are his life’s calling and his lasting legacy

Countless people with disabilities have Michael J. Bjerkesett to thank for providing affordable, accessible housing options. Bjerkesett stepped down September 30 as the executive director of the National Handicap Housing Institute, Inc. He founded NHHI in 1975 for the express …

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Plan needs more work

Saying it is too vague and lacks measureable goals, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank has rejected Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan. This sends the planning cabinet and other state officials back to the table to produce a changed plan, better …

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Plan in advance – Rides to the Polls won’t be rolling for election

Plan in advance – Rides to the Polls won’t be rolling for election

Getting to the polls on Tuesday, November 4 may take more planning than in the past for many Minnesotans with disabilities.

The Rides to the Polls Coalition, which had been active for several years in providing accessible rides to general …

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Editor’s Column – October 2014

All the signs of the upcoming winter are here: chilly nights, trees turning colors, leaves falling, school kids wearing long pants and hooded jackets. In our house, we brought up our winter clothes, took down the short-sleeved shirts and unpacked …

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Blind advocacy group’s history is one of change

Vision Loss Resources is marking 100 years’ service in 2014. The agency is an independent, nonprofit organization. It serves the Twin Cities area counties of Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Washington and Wright. Assistance is available at …

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Editor’s Column – September 2014

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People & Places – September 2014

ADA Countdown Bus, Freedom Tour visits Twin Cities

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