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Fought for rights: Life experiences helped her to become a community champion

Fought for rights: Life experiences helped her to become a community champion

Gloria Steinbring drew on her own life experiences to become a tenacious champion for the rights of people with disabilities. She and her late husband Dean are also remembered for their successful fight to be wed. Steinbring died January 11 …

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Legal settlement: St. Paul must rebuild street curb ramps

Legal settlement: St. Paul must rebuild street curb ramps

Pedestrians in Madison, WI. benefit from ADA-compliant ramps. Photo from Ped/Bike Images

People with disabilities will have an easier time crossing St. Paul streets, as a result of a settlement agreement announced January 25 by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability …

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Right to die arguments underway

Minnesota’s proposed “Compassionate Care Act” would allow persons with terminal illnesses to obtain medication and end their lives if a number of criteria could be met. Several advocacy groups contend that if passed, the measure would give people more control …

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History Note: For 45 years, Rise has elevated the lives of many

History Note: For 45 years, Rise has elevated the lives of many

Incorporated in 1971, Rise is a private, nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization which supports people who have disabilities and other barriers to finding employment, housing and personal growth. Rise unlocks potential and opens doors to success for people with disabilities or …

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Suicide concerns: St. Paul High Bridge neighbors want to make changes

Suicide concerns: St. Paul High Bridge neighbors want to make changes

Changing perceptions may be one way to address concernsabout suicide. Photo from Yahoo Images.

St. Paul’s iconic High Bridge spans 160 feet above the majestic Mississippi River. Those traveling across the bridge recently may have noticed painted phone numbers there. …

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