East Grand Forks News

04/12/2018 06:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Gov. Mark Dayton proposes millions in funding to help with Special Ed costs 

Thursday Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius emphasized the urgent need for this funding, noting that more than 140,000 children and youth currently receive special education services throughout the state. "Our Minnesota school districts have had to find ways to cover the unfunded costs of special education for decades, and it places a huge burden on their already stressed budgets... Our school districts tell us this is a priority, and we are listening to them," said Cassellius.

04/11/2018 10:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Why body cams will add clarity in East Grand Forks Police Department 

"I have a negative history with them. I've had a lot of mental health issues, so like, they've dealt with me in all sorts of manners, but it's never gotten physical," Olsen said.

03/29/2018 11:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement 

Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service Shauna Reitmeier of Northwestern Mental Health Center in Crookston testifies Thursday, March 29, against legislation written by Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks, center, that would require some people receiving government-funded medical care to get jobs.

03/29/2018 09:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Medicaid work requirements proposal advances in the Legislature 

Even as it continues to advance in the Legislature, a proposal to add a work requirement to Medicaid is meeting strong opposition from health care providers, counties and even some GOP legislators. Supporters say that the Republican-sponsored bill is needed because Medicaid discourages "able-bodied" people from working, even at a time when the state is facing a workforce shortage.