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Video: Minnesota front-line worker pay agreement nears

The two co-chairs of the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group say they hope to have a tentative agreement on how to distribute $250 million in pandemic pay bonuses by the end of this week. They also acknowledge it hasn't been easy to reach an agreement because the issue is so complex.
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This Is the City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Minnesota

There are an estimated 39.5 million Americans living below the poverty line, which, in the lower 48 states, is an annual income threshold of $12,880 for an individual and $26,500 for a family of four (Alaska and Hawaii have a slightly higher threshold). Living in poverty can have serious consequences and impacts nearly every aspect […]

Minnesota woman is head chef of cooking program she attended as a child

Donyelle Williams has come full circle, teaching kids how to cook nutritious meals in the same kitchen where years ago she discovered her love of food. Williams, 27, is the chef and kitchen manager at Cargill Kids Cafe in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Williams teaches local children everything from how to safely cut up vegetables to how to clean up the kitchen, adding in lessons on eating healthy and balanced meals. Annually, the cafe feeds 160 kids — they receive breakfast and lunch during the summer and snacks and dinner during the school year, five days a week.

Less than 30 percent of Minnesota’s people of color believe schools offer equal opportunities to all students, survey says.

This story comes to you from MPR News, a partner with Sahan Journal. We will be sharing stories between and Black Minnesotans were the least likely to say Black children have the same opportunities as their white peers. Only 15 percent of Black Minnesotans, as compared to 48 percent of white Minnesotans, believed all children have the same opportunities, regardless of racial and ethnic background.

Minnesota Soybean gives nonprofit timely donation

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Soybean oil is used in a variety of ways from food, fueling your car or even bringing color to your crayons. Now, Minnesota Soybean and Goodyear Tires are turning it into a way to get from point A to point B safely by putting soybean oil in sustainable tires.

Minnesota Lawmakers Learn About Organics Recycling Options in Brooklyn Park

Some Minnesota lawmakers are touring sites of proposed capital investments in the northwest metro. Tuesday, House Capital Investment Committee members visited locations in Osseo, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Park. One of the stops included the Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station in Brooklyn Park. Officials want to add an...

Meet Ava: Central Minnesota Toddler Fighting For Her Sight [Ava’s Eye Journey]

One of our listeners reached out to us the other day, wondering if there would be any way we could help get the word out about her Granddaughter's condition, and the GoFundMe page that has been created to help this hard working and caring Minnesota family. I looked into her story, and she had every reason in the world to reach out and have others hear about her Granddaughter's story. Meet Ava.
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Minnesotans with disabilities fight for future of remote work

In the early weeks of 2020, when a mysterious new virus began making headlines, South St. Paul resident Steve Romenesko watched the news closely. By early March, with many things still unknown about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, it became apparent the infectious disease would prove more deadly for organ transplant recipients like Romenesko.