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June 7, 2019
Children play with Play-Doh at Summer Emison's daycare in West Duluth on March 28.Left to right, Echo Kedrowski, Ethan Melde, LaNyiah Williams, Olivia Schaffer, DeMariante Williams, and Chance Barry. David Ballard Photography
Greater Minnesota asked lawmakers to help solve the child care crisis. Here's what happened
June 7, 2019 - 4:34pm
April 13, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
March 31, 2019
Image from Crosby-Ironton School District website at
C-I announces changes for preschool program
March 31, 2019 - 5:00am
March 26, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
Minnesota child care fraud debate starts then fizzles at the Capitol
March 26, 2019 - 1:25pm
March 23, 2019
Klobuchar co-introduces bill to double child care leave for military veterans
March 23, 2019 - 6:30am
Dan Dorman, executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership -- an advocacy coalition for greater Minnesota communities -- stops by the Brainerd Dispatch to discuss the pressing issue of child care for working families. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Advocate group banks on legislation, coalitions to bolster declining day cares
March 23, 2019 - 5:00am
March 22, 2019
Carolyn Ham
Minnesota DHS official calls fraud probe 'political distraction'
March 22, 2019 - 8:31pm
March 13, 2019
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Fraud exists in Minnesota childcare assistance program, but not $100 million worth, report says
March 13, 2019 - 11:29am
February 12, 2019
New partnerships advance regional child care solutions
February 12, 2019 - 2:30am
January 17, 2019
Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
January 17, 2019 - 11:19am
November 20, 2018
Crow Wing County Community Services Director Kara Terry
Crow Wing County Community Services wins innovation award
November 20, 2018 - 9:00am
November 18, 2018
Tom Gonzalez, Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project co-coordinator, explains a proactive approach to improving intergenerational health in the Brainerd lakes area with Bridges of Hope Executive Director Kassie Heisserer by his side Nov. 5. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
November 18, 2018 - 5:00am
August 19, 2018
Problems within child care licensing persist in Minnesota, North Dakota
August 19, 2018 - 6:00am
July 29, 2018
Child care changes 'a good step forward'
July 29, 2018 - 10:00pm
May 16, 2018
Child care summit set for June 13
May 16, 2018 - 3:00pm