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How Honeybees Are Helping Minnesotans With Disabilities

Honeybees are helping to change the lives of some Minnesotans living with disabilities. Just last year, Midwest Special Services in Shoreview started a bee keeping program for its clients, making a sweet difference in their lives.

06/23/2014

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EEOC Sues Minnesota Home Health Care Provider

A federal agency is suing a Minneapolis area home health care provider for allegedly discriminating against a former employee with a disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Monday against Baywood Home Care.

03/24/2014

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Minn. Disability Council: Please Keep Sidewalks Clear

It’s been a rough winter to get around for everyone, but it can be especially tough for people with disabilities. The Minnesota State Council on Disability reminded people Friday about the importance of clearing out sidewalks, curbs and transit stops. Council member Colleen Casey says people with disabilities, like herself, need a clear path to be able get to work, school or the grocery store.

03/07/2014

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U Of M Research Discovers Way to Regenerate Muscles

It’s being called breakthrough research by medical journals around the world, and it’s happening at the University of Minnesota.

04/05/2013

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Nonprofit Aims To Find Work For People With Disabilities

Most of us take for granted that we’re physically and mentally able of getting a job. But four out of five people with disabilities don’t take part in the workforce. A local nonprofit is trying to change that, with the help of some very large local businesses.

10/09/2012

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‘Cars For Courage’ Hurting After Thief Tows Car From Lot

At first glance, the cars in a lot off Brooklyn Boulevard may look old or forgotten. But to Kelly Buttler and Cars for Courage, they represent a new chance. So, she was shocked when a thief stole a car directly from their lot.

04/03/2012

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Hollywood Takes Note Of Inspiring Actors With Disabilities

Some Hollywood heavy-hitters took notice of a group of actors with developmental disabilities and turned them into movie stars.

11/28/2011

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Special Playground Planned For Kids With Disabilies

A playground like no other in the Twin Cities will soon be built in Woodbury if the group behind it raises enough money.

09/22/2011

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