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18 Mayors: Limit Use Of Food Stamps To Buy Pop

The mayors of 18cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.

06/19/2013

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Shakopee Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food Stamps

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.

06/12/2013

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Shakopee Man Charged With Defrauding Food Stamp Program Of $29K

A Shakopee man was charged Thursday with one count of food stamps fraud, costing the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) over $29,000.

04/19/2013

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Minnesota Bracing For Cuts To Food Stamps

Officials expect the state to lose a fourth of its nearly $10 million federal funding this year.

01/17/2013

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How Do You Live On Food Stamps?

It’s hard for many of us to imagine what it’s like to go to bed hungry every night. But for one in 10 people in Minnesota, that’s often is a reality.

12/03/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Sen. Candidate Says He Regrets ‘Sob Story’ Comment

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde says he regrets comments he made last week in which he said the media should stop writing “sob stories” about food stamp recipients.

06/21/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

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Audit: Wis. Prisoners Got Food Stamps

A new state audit says more than 400 Wisconsin prisoners have illegally collected food stamp benefits.

04/27/2012

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Congressman Ellison Talks Food Stamp Challenge

It’s a sign of the times. A record 43 million Americans are on food stamps. About 9 percent of Minnesotans — nearly half a million people — depend on food stamps. This week in Washington, D.C., Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has been eating on a food stamp budget of $4.50 a day.

11/02/2011

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Minn. Farmers Markets Now Accept 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.

05/07/2011

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Minn. Bill Seeks Health Software After Failed Try

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to restart the quest for software to streamline applications for health and welfare programs after a failed project that cost at least $41 million.

03/18/2011

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Minn. Bill Aims To Restrict Use Of Welfare Cards

Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions on the use of electronic benefit cards for welfare recipients.

01/20/2011

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08/05/2010

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