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MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

Wasmund prepares students for life after high school

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series dedicated to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Part two will appear in Friday’s Daily Globe, and Part three in the paper’s Saturday edition.

WORTHINGTON — In her 33 year…continue reading on dglobe.com

Wasmund prepares students for life after high school

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series dedicated to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Part two will appear in Friday’s Daily Globe, and Part three in the paper’s Saturday edition.

WORTHINGTON — In her 33 year…continue reading on dglobe.com

Ouch! Disability cases in Minnesota up 50 percent in decade

July 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It’s the other Social Security train wreck that you rarely hear about, and it’s projected to go into the red a lot sooner than the other one 2016. Continue Reading

Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

November 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent. Continue Reading

Worker, firm honored during disability event

October 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Joanne Hofwolt was honored as the Outstanding Employee with a Disability.
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Disability services summit planned

April 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LOWER BRULE A disability services summit and lunch meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Golden Buffalo Casino Convention Center, Lower Brule. Continue Reading

Disabilities and racism conference scheduled March 22 in Marshall, Minn.

March 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MARSHALL A statewide conference that will highlight parallels between disability and racism issues will be March 22 in Marshall. Continue Reading

A love that knows no bounds

February 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS When she looks at her wedding pictures, Denise Gunderson
doesn’t see the wheelchairs or the handicap that put her and her husband in them.
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