The standoff between Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislators is the result of stark ideological differences. Dayton would balance the budget by hiking taxes on the top 2-percent of income earners, while the Republicans oppose any and all tax increases, preferring instead to slash funding to social programs. While I don’t at all wish to […]
A recent study by Feeding America found that nearly 600,000 Minnesotans miss an average of 10 meals per month. That’s shocking news. And to make matters worse, fewer than half of those who struggle with hunger qualify for federal nutrition programs. A new statewide initiative called Hunger-Free Minnesota seeks to change this. By 2014, this […]
Last Friday, I attended the opening parade of the Soul Release Ceremony for General Vang Pao, a hero to the Hmong people. Here are a few photos from the parade, along with some interesting facts I learned from Bao Xiong, our Food Shelf Coordinator at HQB.