More Minnesotans Using State Assistance At Markets The Minnesota Department of Human Services says more Minnesota residents are taking advantage of a state assistance program to purchase produce at farmers markets.
Shakopee Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food StampsA 47-year-old Shakopee man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to using other people's food stamps. Chin Son Kim pleaded guilty to one count of food stamp fraud.
St. Paul Store Owner Gets 41 Months Of Food Stamp FraudThe owner of a St. Paul store will spend 41 months in prison for trafficking food stamps, the Department of Justice said.
Lawmaker's Bill Would Require Photo ID On EBT CardsRepublicans are calling it one way to stop welfare fraud: It’s a bill requiring benefit cards for welfare recipients to include Photo ID. The bill will also double the waiting period from 30 to 60 days before a new resident gets welfare.
Market Owner Pleads Guilty To Food Stamp FraudThe owner of a St. Paul Store pleaded guilty to trafficking about $3 million in food stamps.
Minn. Farmers Markets Now Accept Food StampsMany of Minnesota's farmers markets expect more customers this year after the USDA approved a program that allows consumers to pay with food stamps.
Minn. Bill Aims To Restrict Use Of Welfare CardsRepublican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions on the use of electronic benefit cards for welfare recipients.