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‘Meals On Wheels’ Struggles In Twin Cities

Since 1978, Minnesota seniors have been able to count on them for a hot meal. But now the future of Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy. It’s a bright spot in Betty Luebke’s day; a fresh hot lunch, delivered just for her. The cancer survivor still suffers the effects of chemotherapy and has a hard time cooking for herself.

06/11/2014

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Minn. Leads Pack In Protecting Seniors From Financial Fraud

Seniors across the country are being scammed out of $2.5 billion a year, but Minnesota is leading the way in the fight against this troubling epidemic. Minnesota is the first in the country to provide guidance to banks and credit unions with spotting and reporting fraud without penalties.

04/22/2014

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‘Cold Weather Companions’ Help Seniors In Need

“Cold Weather Companions” is a program designed and run by the people at Synergy Home Care. They not only help seniors and the homebound continue to live independently, but they also make sure they aren’t unnecessarily exposed to the harsh elements. Anne Gerber uses Meto Mobility to run errands, but when it’s double-digits below zero outside, she counts on the help of Bethany Ekstrand from Synergy. “For Anne, sometime it’s just telling her that it’s ridiculously cold outside and she shouldn’t be going anywhere,” Ekstrand said.

01/27/2014

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Montevideo Wants Answers After Thief Stole Pontoon For Seniors

People in a western Minnesota town want to know who stole a pontoon that was used for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

06/20/2013

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Mark Rosen & His Mother Doris Confront Aging

As our parents age, they worry about becoming frail and losing their independence. And we dread the talk – about their driving, moving to a nursing home, and preparing for worse. Mark Rosen and his mom are going through it now.

11/19/2012

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Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior Vote

Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.

09/28/2012

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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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Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

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Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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Choking Incident Leads To Suspensions Of 3 Seniors

Three senior hockey players at Armstrong High School have been suspended for at least 45 days for playing a different kind of “game.”

10/17/2011

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Webcam 101

Look at these cute seniors as they try to figure out their webcam on their new computer.

09/16/2011

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Film Focuses On Accepting Differences In High School

Some high school filmmakers from the Twin Cities spent their school year tackling some tough subjects.

07/04/2011

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Minn. Shutdown Hits Services For Seniors

A state hotline that helps seniors is one of many casualties in Minnesota’s state government shutdown.

07/01/2011

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