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St. Cloud Office Senior Law Project

Senior takes action for herself and her community

Bette* has a compromising spinal injury. Her apartment’s exterior doors were too heavy to manage, and simple tasks like removing the trash were a dangerous undertaking. For the past year, Bette has been unable to safely exit her apartment building on her own. Trapped Indoors “I got hit by the...

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Legal Services Advocacy Project

Making school lunch shaming a thing of the past

The first reports of “lunch shaming” in Minnesota came to Legal Aid’s Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP) back in 2008. School cafeteria workers were publicly dumping students’ lunches in the garbage or serving alternative meals because their parents hadn’t paid the bill. Much has changed since then, including Minnesota’s 201...

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Minnesota Disability Law Center

Fighting racial disparities in education

Marcus* is eleven years old. He loves to cook and has an excellent sense of humor. He’s patient and kind with younger kids and has terrific attention to detail and symmetry. Like many Black children in Minnesota, especially those with disabilities, Marcus’s school experiences have been rough. “Marcus is biracial...

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