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The summer program spiked in Minnesota during the pandemic. Last summer, providers reported to the state that they dished out 37.3 million meals, up from 21.9 million meals in 2020 and 3.5 million meals in 2019. Part of that rise is because schools could extend the summer program during the school year amid the pandemic.
The FTC will spend March 6-12 sharing information with Americans on how they can avoid scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues. People can participate through events on Facebook, Twitter and by attending webinars throughout the week.
Prosecutors said Trenea Deshawn Davis recruited family members and friends to feign and exaggerate medical conditions in order to qualify for personal care assistants. They then falsely reported care services and split the money, according to the attorney general.
Napoleon, North Dakota, cattle buyer Brian Gader faces numerous legal challenges, including a theft charge in a cattle deal, has lost his license to purchase cattle and is accused of failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. With debts in the millions, Gader, 65, says he is "working on" his issues.

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Older Minnesotans are vulnerable to fraud and financial exploitation due to a combination of factors — social isolation, cognitive decline, or simply because scam artists who target seniors are good at exploiting the strong emotions they create like love or fear and people’s good nature.
Data breaches might not be just an unfortunate byproduct of an increasingly digital world, they point to a darker truth about how companies like Equifax, Facebook, Google and others do business.
The justices, in a 6-3 decision authored by conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, sided with former Cumming, Georgia police sergeant Nathan Van Buren in an appeal of his conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, reversing a lower court ruling that had upheld a jury verdict against him.
Pandemic isolation makes elderly even more vulnerable, officials say
The trustee (assignee for the benefit of creditors) is selling the extensive taxidermy from Jerry Hennessey, former general manager of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator, who is in federal prison for stealing $5 million so he could go big game hunting.
This is the third time the legislation has been introduced to Congress.

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Cuyuna Area Connections is one of four pilot programs in Minnesota of the Silos to Circles Age Well Initiative.
Barr, who has been frequently accused by Democrats of politicizing law enforcement, told the Associated Press that prosecutors have not found evidence to back up Trump's claims that the Nov. 3 election had been marred by widespread fraud.
WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors on Monday to look into any possible "substantial" allegations of voting irregularities in last week's election but urged them not to pursue "fanciful or far-fetched claims."

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