STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Cooperation fading as session nears end
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis
Republicans say Gov. Mark Daytons Friday veto of their tax-relief bill threatens cooperation in the few remaining days of the Minnesota legislative session.
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HEALTHBEAT A dental divide
From the minute the doors opened at the Rice Regional Dental Clinic in Willmar, Minn., late in 2007, it was clear there was an overwhelming need for access to dental care, especially among low-incom... Posted on 7/15/11 at 4:26 PM
Minnesota's first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota's most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay.
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $52,332 to West Central Dental Resources, Inc. dba Caring Hands Dental Clinic, based in Alexandria. The funds will be used to provide equipment for this dental clinic that serves low income children and adults.
Because of community support, the clinic has been able to provide dental care and education to thousands of underserved citizens of all ages. Last year, the clinic provided comfort to 389 citizens with dental emergencies and almost 2,000 regular dental appointments.
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