Federal Mask Requirement Extended for Public Transportation

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through September 13, 2021. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1, 2021 with an expiration date of May 11, 2021. While this announcement extends the date of enforcement, all other aspects of the requirement

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Morrison and Sundeen receive Data Literacy Credential

On April 21st, 2021 Tara Morrison, Program Design Manager, and Tracey Sundeen, Assistant Director of Program Operations, were recognized at the National Head Start Association Scholarships and Awards Event for obtaining their Data Literacy Credential.  The Data Literacy Credential is offered through the National Head Start Association in partnership with Acorn Evaluation.  It is a

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Minnesota Housing launches online ‘RentHelpMN’ application, to provide rental assistance for people impacted by COVID-19

On April 20th Minnesota Housing launched the COVID-19 emergency rental assistance online application through RentHelpMN.org. About 30 local community-based organizations are working with Minnesota Housing to assist people with their applications, including some Community Action Agencies. “COVID-19 did not create the housing crisis in Minnesota, but it did exacerbate it. This program will help keep

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Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Community Forum Information Now Online

For the safety of our community members and partners, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council will not hold in-person community forums in 2021. Rather, the agency has placed the community forum information on its website at www.tvoc.org. Community members and agency partners in West Marshall, West Polk, and Norman Counties are asked to visit the Tri-Valley website, read

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Northwest Minnesota Foundation brings in 3 new board members

BEMIDJI — The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has added three new members to its Board of Directors.According to a release, the new additions include: •             Kaitlyn Grenier, a Bemidji resident and co-director of the Native American nonprofit organization Manidoo Ogitigaan.•             Jason Carlson, a resident of McIntosh and the CEO of Tri-Valley Opportunity Council.•             Crookston resident Kristi

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MNsure’s special enrollment period begins today (Feb. 16) and runs through Monday, May 17

Coverage starts the first of the month after plan selection ST. PAUL, Minn.—Starting today, Minnesotans can begin enrolling into private health insurance plans through MNsure’s COVID-19 special enrollment period. Any uninsured Minnesotan, or those not currently enrolled in a plan through MNsure, will have until Monday, May 17, to enroll into coverage. This includes Minnesotans

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MNsure Announces Special Enrollment Period

February 3, 2021 | Brokers, Navigators and CACs Beginning Tuesday, February 16, MNsure will open a three-month special enrollment period to help any Minnesotan not currently enrolled through MNsure secure health insurance coverage. This announcement follows the nationwide special enrollment period established by President Biden for those states who use healthcare.gov, the federally run health

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Insulin Safety Net Program helps Minnesotans access affordable insulin

Interested individuals should visit MNinsulin.org to see if they qualify ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program was created to help Minnesotans who face difficulty affording their insulin.  The program is made up of two parts. The urgent need program and the continuing need program. 1. The urgent need program – eligible Minnesotans can receive a 30-day supply

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