Program Now Matches SNAP Dollars At Farmers Markets Up To $10An organization working to end hunger in Minnesota is reminding SNAP users that an updated program now matches SNAP dollars spent at farmers markets up to $10.
Victims' Group Applauds Man Who Sued Church A support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse is applauding a man who pursued a public nuisance claim against church leaders in Minnesota.
Charges: Group Used Others' Food Stamps To Buy, Sell GroceriesThree people have been charged with using other people's food stamps to purchase groceries and ship them to Africa at a profit. According to the criminal complaints, the group operating the scheme bought up EBT cards from those on SNAP, usually buying them from people at homeless shelters.
Nat'l Group Protested Sexual Abuse Outside ArchdioceseA national group of victims of sexual abuse by priests protested outside the headquarters of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday. The demonstrators spoke out against the new panel the archdiocese has created, to investigate abuse allegations.
Reality Check: The Debate Over Food StampsRepublicans in the U.S. House are promising to swiftly bring a food stamp bill up for a vote. That's after they stripped food stamps from the 5-year farm bill, and then failed to pass the farm bill, too.
Thousands Wait For Food Stamps After Outages Gut RefrigeratorsLots of people are still feeling the pinch of Friday's storm, which even changed the landscape of thousands of dinner tables in the Twin Cities.
Good Question: What Can You Buy With Food Stamps?In an average month, 514,900 Minnesotans receive SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps. The average monthly payment is $117.26 per person. In a visit to Bergan’s SuperValu, WCCO loaded seven items into a grocery cart – cookies, candy, ice cream, dishwashing detergent, hot macaroni and cheese, dog food and steak – to test shoppers on their knowledge of what’s eligible.
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.
Shakopee Man Charged With Defrauding Food Stamp Program Of $29KA Shakopee man was charged Thursday with one count of food stamps fraud, costing the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) over $29,000.
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