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Securing Access to Federal Stimulus Payments

In April of 2020, many people saw $1,200 pop up in their bank accounts as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started distributing Economic Impact Payments (EIP). However, it wasn’t that easy for millions of people with low or no income who didn’t have a bank account on file with the...

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Self-advocate fights for supports to finish college

James Lee is a baseball player and an Augsburg University student. He has been working toward a bachelor of science in physical education, and his goal is to eventually teach at a small-town elementary school in central or northern Minnesota. Lee has autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. Preparing for Success Lee...

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Raids on Encampments Spawn Class Action Lawsuit

Public parks were the best housing option for many unhoused people in the Twin Cities in 2020. Even when space in public shelters was available — which was rare — they were a hazardous option in a pandemic. More than 300 of the 3000+ unhoused people in the Twin Cities...

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