A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Charity and the Little League World Series
A Little League team from Uganda is the first ever from Africa to reach the final tournament at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.For these boys, it's a whole new world: the crowds in the stands, the nationa... Posted on 8/20/12 at 9:57 AM
HEALTH BEAT Mountains beyond mountains
True stories can be far more compelling than any fiction, which explains why I quickly became engrossed a few years ago in reading "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ... Posted on 1/19/10 at 4:01 AM
New data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau offers some good news about the poverty rate in Minnesota: It's one of only two states -- Texas is the other -- where the statistics are inching down. But child poverty remains stubbornly high.
The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack Obama's recovery plans.
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton says Minnesota's gloomy financial picture makes accomplishing his goal of alleviating poverty "very difficult."
Dayton spoke Thursday night to a crowd at the University of Minnesota.
Latest U.S. Census figures show the rates of North Dakotans living in poverty and without health insurance has dropped, even as those rates nationally increased in 2009.
, September 27, 2010
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