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Poverty

Three sisters from Plymouth, Minn., raised nearly $4,000 for the homeless by sleeping outside in a box in winter 2011. (credit: CBS)

Census Report Shows More Children Living In Poverty

According to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census, the percentage of children living in poverty in Minnesota continues to grow.

09/20/2012

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Hard Times Generation

60 Minutes played a rebroadcast of a great segment last night that originally aired in November 2011. This recession has caused more than 16 million kids to live in poverty. Central Florida is one of […]

07/30/2012

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Heat Impacts Twin Cities Homeless

The heat wave is impacting Minnesota’s homeless population. Shelters across the Twin Cities are at full capacity with people looking to cool off.

07/16/2012

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Mound Church Helps Low-Income Families Grow Food

A newspaper advertisment called Tami Clark Pehrson to Mound’s Bethel United Methodist church, but she unexpectedly found nourishment outside, among the rows of lettuce, onions and asparagus.

03/31/2012

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Feds Investigate Minnesota’s Handling Of Medicaid

The federal government is investigating how Minnesota administers Medicaid health coverage for poor people, but few details are available on the nature of the inquiry.

02/15/2012

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Anoka-Hennepin Schools Offer Food Shelves For Hungry

The latest survey found that more than 1,400 people are homeless in Anoka County, and nearly 600 are children in families. Even more startling is the increase in young adults ages 18 to 21 who are homeless.

12/07/2011

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Local Organization Helps Families In Poverty Start Fresh

One Minneapolis organization provides free meals to families in need — and a chance to start over.

11/24/2011

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Census: Poverty Ticks Up In Minnesota

The poverty rate inched up in Minnesota last year while incomes fell, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

09/22/2011

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Good Question: Why Is The Poverty Line Just $11,000?

More Americans than ever before are living below the poverty line, and 544,000 Minnesotans are there too. But how is the poverty line determined?

09/14/2011

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Poverty On The Rise In Minnesota

U.S. Census Bureau numbers show a sharp rise in poverty in Minnesota.

09/13/2011

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Minnesota 2nd In Kids’ Health, Nation Doing Worse

For the fourth year in a row, a new national report ranks Minnesota children second in the nation for health and well being.

08/17/2011

Documents for the 2011 census are shown after being delivered to a household in London on March 7, 2011. Taken every 10 years, the census collects information about the population to allow the British Government to plan and fund the services that it provides to the public. (credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

New Census Data Show Poverty In NW Minn. Counties

New census data show nearly half of the state’s 10 most impoverished counties are in northwestern Minnesota, where jobs that can support families can be hard to find.

06/21/2011

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Minnesota County Officials Cope With Poverty

Craig Brooks knew it was time to retire, but he couldn’t make the decision without some soul searching.

01/02/2011

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Tiny City East Of St. Paul Tops Metro Poverty List

A mobile home park of about 700 residents incorporated as a city is among Minnesota’s poorest communities.

12/16/2010

More Poor In Twin Cities Suburbs

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show poverty and unemployment increased significantly in many Twin Cities suburbs last year.

09/29/2010

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