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

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

Another year is finished, and we look back at all of the things that happened, good and bad. Access Press wishes the best for its readers in 2018.


The 2017 Minnesota Legislature gaveled into session January 3, launching one …

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Stracke spent career as a ‘True Friend’ to many

Stracke spent career as a ‘True Friend’ to many

Many happy campers have Ed Stracke to thank for their memories of summer and winter fun. Stracke stepped down January 1 as president and chief executive officer of True Friends, which provides camping and outdoor experiences for Minnesotans with disabilities. …

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‘Perfect storm’ created by new federal tax law

The new federal tax law, signed into effect just before Christmas by President Donald Trump, will have disastrous consequences for people with disabilities and the organizations that serve them. The $1.5 trillion tax overhaul is the most sweeping set of …

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Accessible Events – January 2018

More events information: VSA Minnesota is here. The website has a large calendar at in the upper right hand corner of its home page. For information on galleries and theater performances around the state join the Access to Performing Arts …

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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

Autism added to medical cannabis program

Devastating tax cuts bill nears vote

History Note: New book details anniversary of special education’s start

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Old lights and cords welcomed by ProAct recycling program

Editor’s Column – December 2017

In Memoriam – December 2017

Accessible Events – December 2017

New anti-bullying handbook available

Radio Talking Book – December 2017

Regional News in Review – December 2017



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