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New analysis reveals alarming number of Minnesota teens reporting sexual exploitation 28.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
At least 5,000 teens in Minnesota say they’ve traded sex for something of value, according to the triennial Minnesota Student Survey results. Numbers were particularly high among those who’ve been in a juvenile correctional facility or foster care, faced an unstable housing situation or attended an alternative school.
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Fort Snelling housing developer says project’s prospects looking up 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plymouth-based Dominium says financing is expected to fall into place. But costs for the 200-unit apartment project are soaring.
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Homeless count may reveal yet more people living on the street 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The result likely will underestimate the actual number of people sleeping outside or on transit, but the survey provides at least a minimal point-in-time read on the problem.
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Annual count of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota takes place Wednesday 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It can be a challenge to determine a precise number of the number of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and around the country. One way that officials approach that challenge is the annual Point-in-Time count.
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Amtrak asks 2 people who use wheelchairs to pay $25,000 for a ride 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It usually costs $16 to take Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. The company defended the $25,000 cost for the extra wheelchair users, saying it reflects a new policy.
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Letters to the Editor: Will SB 50 result in more affordable housing in California, or just more housing? 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is plenty of new construction, but much of it is for high-priced condos and apartments. Simply allowing more of that will not fix homelessness.

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New affordable housing rules aim to protect tenants from mid-lease rent increase 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new Minnesota rule blocks affordable housing owners from increasing rent in the middle of a lease. Housing advocates say it will provide people with precarious incomes some certainty.
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Gov. Walz lays out final pieces of $2 billion borrowing plan 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday his plan to issue bonds for $2 billion in state construction projects is a response to needs expressed around the state. Republicans say a bonding bill is necessary but Walz’s plan is too big.
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Rumors, misinformation lurked as Minnesota county rejected refugees 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Beltrami County attracted national attention when commissioners voted against refugee resettlement last week. Ahead of the vote, false information about resettlement circulated on social media, in text messages and in flyers mailed to some county residents.
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Shelter serving Drake Hotel fire victims to close in late January 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Red Cross says a temporary shelter at First Covenant Church won’t be available after January 22. Nearly 60 Drake Hotel residents are still sheltered at the Minneapolis church.
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Woodbury takes emergency action to tackle water contamination 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The southeast Twin Cities suburb will build a temporary treatment plant to remove the chemicals known as PFAS, to ensure it has enough clean water to meet summertime demand.
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Policast: A Supreme Court ruling ahead of Minnesota's primary; Walz kicks off bonding 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On today’s edition we explain the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s presidential primary ballots.
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Drivers beware: Catalytic converters thieves active in Twin Cities 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A crime wave is lapping at the undersides of cars, trucks and SUVs across the Twin Cities, as police field dozens of reports of catalytic converter thefts.
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Walz bonding proposal includes $276 million for affordable housing 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz said the housing proposal would be part of a roughly $2 billion borrowing package. Announcements on water infrastructure, higher education and public safety are expected in the coming days.
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Residents displaced by Drake Hotel fire seek more say over how donations are distributed 4.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Former residents of Minneapolis' Francis Drake Hotel and some groups working with them say the residents should be given money raised for them directly. At a news conference Friday they also asked that the help being offered by multiple agencies be more streamlined and organized.
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Minneapolis investigators say Drake Hotel fire remains undertmined 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While Minneapolis fire investigators were able to identify the unit in the building where the fire started, they could not identify a cause. The Christmas Day fire displaced about 250 people. The investigation continues.
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Seattle shelter focuses on Native peoples experiencing homelessness 31.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Organizers hope potential residents are more comfortable coming to a facility that attends to their specific cultural needs.
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Cohousing: A housing alternative getting more interest 30.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Proponents say cohousing, where a group of homeowners share spaces, responsibilities and experiences, builds community ties missing in many neighborhoods. But it’s not for everyone.
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People displaced by Drake Hotel fire move to new, longer-term housing 29.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many of the people displaced by the fire at Minneapolis' Francis Drake Hotel on Christmas morning are in new, longer-term temporary shelters this weekend.
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Officials: Loss of Drake Hotel hurts efforts to house homeless 28.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The longtime overflow shelter has also provided affordable short-term housing for low income residents.
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