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Bonding needs for state parks, DHS facilities are still in play

Bonding needs for state parks, DHS facilities are still in play

A family enjoyed a vacation at Jay Cooke State Park. Improvements to four other state parks are in play in the 2018 bonding bill.

 

Accessibility improvements to four Minnesota state parks, as well as improvements to state academies and …

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Health care survey reveals cost increase worries

Health care survey reveals cost increase worries

How do Minnesotans feel about health care costs, especially against the backdrop of possible changes to Medicare and Medicaid? A survey of more than 1,000 state residents shows that while the vast majority have health insurance, respondents are worried about …

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Service cut, work rules in limbo as session end nears

The clock is ticking as the 2018 Minnesota Legislature nears its May 21 adjournment date. Many disability-related issues hung in the balance as Access Press went to press. People with disabilities and their advocacy groups are tracking a wide array …

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HISTORY NOTE: Documentary influenced work on behavior modification

The documentary CHANGES, which marks its 50-year anniversary in 2018, not only gave a view on the little-seen institutional life, it showed how behavior modification made a positive difference for residents at Faribault State Hospital.

Those who championed behavior modification …

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Editor’s Column – May 2018

With spring’s new growth comes the end of the legislative session, and as usual very little has been done at the Minnesota capitol. In recent years, it is always a waiting game; each side is waiting to see who will …

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Radio Talking Book – May 2018

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Editor’s Column – April 2018

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Accessible Events – April 2018

Disability issues still in play as session finish is eyed

Work requirements proposal sparks widespread concerns

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Regional News in Review – April 2018

Legislators wish to collar handlers of fake service animals

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