The Minnesota Department of Human Services says more Minnesota residents are taking advantage of a state assistance program to purchase produce at farmers markets.
A 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.
The owner of a St. Paul store will spend 41 months in prison for trafficking food stamps, the Department of Justice said.
Republicans 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.
The owner of a St. Paul Store pleaded guilty to trafficking about $3 million in food stamps.
Many of Minnesota’s farmers markets expect more customers this year after the USDA approved a program that allows consumers to pay with food stamps.
Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions on the use of electronic benefit cards for welfare recipients.