John Michaelson

By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead. Dan Hendrickson, communications coordinator of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, says scammers are using this case as a backdrop when sending out […]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection The cost of child care continues to increase faster than income, and a new analysis also shows that parents in Minnesota pay among the highest rates in the nation. The average annual cost for care for an infant in Minnesota is nearly $14,000, and for a four-year-old it’s more […]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection What could be America’s largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is under way, a trend that has many across Minnesota and the nation wondering about their next steps. Karen Stettler, program organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, said there isn’t always a simple answer, with the transition […]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Tuesday, Oct. 29, was World Stroke Day, and stroke continues to be one of the leading killers in Minnesota and across the nation. However, a new effort set to start up in Minnesota in the New Year should mean better care and outcomes there. Dr. Albert Tsai, director of the Minnesota […]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection With summer traditionally a tough time for food shelves, a statewide effort is helping donation dollars go further this month. The fourth annual Food Shelf Summer Challenge runs through July with $150,000 in matching funds available, from the group “Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless.” According to […]

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More elderly also needing food assistance By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Those dreams of a traditional retirement of travel and hobbies and relaxation are being delayed for more Americans. A new survey finds that 16 percent of those age 65 and older are still in the work force, and finances are a big reason. […]

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