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Governor Dayton Highlights Efforts to Fight Poverty at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership Conference


Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

DULUTH, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today traveled to Duluth to speak at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Conference. At the event, Governor Dayton highlighted initiatives the State of Minnesota has implemented to alleviate poverty and the work that remains to improve economic opportunity for all Minnesotans. Since taking office, the Governor has championed initiatives to improve access to affordable housing and healthcare, higher wages, and nutrition programs.

“Mark Dayton has been a friend and partner with Community Action for thirty years, first as Commissioner Dayton, then as Senator Dayton and now as Governor Dayton,” said Arnie Anderson, executive director of the Minnesota Community Action Partnership. “While the nature of poverty and people’s needs have changed over the years, Mark Dayton’s commitment has remained constant.”

Minnesota’s Community Action Agencies serve all 87 counties by responding to people's immediate and long-term needs. They work to help individuals and families in their communities move toward economic independence by delivering a broad range of services including Head Start, affordable housing services, energy assistance, workforce development, and youth services.

Initiatives to Fight Poverty, Increase Access to Opportunity

The Dayton Administration has made important investments in initiatives to alleviate poverty and improve economic opportunity for all Minnesotans. Those efforts have included the following:

Minimum Wage Increase – In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature raised the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016. Over the next two years, more than 325,000 Minnesotans will receive a well-deserved wage increase.

Early Learning Scholarships – Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested nearly $50 million in scholarships that will help 9,000 low- and middle-income children attend high-quality child care and preschool programs.

Affordable Housing Access – In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature invested $100 million in affordable housing initiatives. These new resources will provide 5,000 Minnesota households reliable housing and help alleviate homelessness statewide.

Nutrition Programs – In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Legislature provided funding for free breakfast for ever Kindergartner, and fully-funded the reduced-price lunch program to help ens .....
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MILLER APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL SCHOOL

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(St. Paul, MN) – State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Committee, established to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School. The committee will advise the Governor and Legisl ..... 
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Greenleafton hosts National Night Out

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Features

As the country celebrated National Night Out the evening of Tuesday, August 5, 2014, so did the small town of Greenleafton, Minn. Hosted by the Greenleafton Reformed Church and its Missions Committee, the event brings hundreds of people to enjoy ..... 
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Ostrander welcomes county commissioner candidate

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Harry Root, an upcoming candidate for Fillmore County Commissioner, was the only visitor at the Ostrander City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 5. Root introduced himself to the council and explained what he felt his role as Commissioner would be ..... 
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County hears medical examiner annual report

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Dr. R. Ross Reichard, Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner, reviewed services provided to Fillmore County in 2013 at the county board’s August 5 meeting. Reichard and his staff investigate “sudden, violent, unexpected, and suspicious dea ..... 
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Good time for an 8-1-1 safety reminder from Minnesota Energy Resources

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

Rosemount, Minn. - Minnesota Energy Resources reminds everyone on August 11, or 8/11, to call 8-1-1 BEFORE attempting any projects that require digging. Calling the “8-1-1 Gopher State One Call” should be the homeowner and contractor’s first s ..... 
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Houston School Board seeks director of curriculum and instruction

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 5. This was the first school board meeting with Krin Abraham as acting superintendent. At the meeting, Superintendent Abraham was pleased to report that the teacher computer systems update will actua ..... 
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Letter in response to Carey Welder

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m sorry for the confusion, I will do my best to notify the 2000 Architects and Engineers, the 67,000 hand signed petitioners in New York, the pilots, firefighters, physicists, scholars, Senator Bob Grahm, Ed As her, Ed Begley Jr, ..... 
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Aaron Miller has my vote or tax reform

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Aaron Miller recently shared some of his top priorities for federal tax reform. High on the list is eliminating the estate or death tax. After all why should the government interfere in people passing their property to their benefici ..... 
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