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July 10, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz (upper, second from the right) speaks during a discussion roundtable intended to tackle the issue of child care in rural Minnesota. The gathering, hosted Wednesday, July 10, at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, brought together law makers, day care providers, nonprofit heads and others to brainstorm solutions for a problem with ramifications for nearly every aspect of society. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
‘People are desperate’: Walz holds roundtable to discuss Minnesota's limited rural child care
July 10, 2019 - 8:54pm
June 7, 2019
Children play with Play-Doh at Summer Emison's daycare in West Duluth on March 28.Left to right, Echo Kedrowski, Ethan Melde, LaNyiah Williams, Olivia Schaffer, DeMariante Williams, and Chance Barry. David Ballard Photography
Greater Minnesota asked lawmakers to help solve the child care crisis. Here's what happened
June 7, 2019 - 4:34pm
February 1, 2019
An Echo Press Editorial: New bills address child care crisis
February 1, 2019 - 12:13pm
January 17, 2019
Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
January 17, 2019 - 11:19am
January 8, 2019
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (standing) talks to a crowd of about 40 people at a town hall meeting at Traveler's Inn Thursday, Jan. 3. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Town hall topics get touchy
January 8, 2019 - 9:17am
November 22, 2018
A legislative panel addresses the child care shortage in Minnesota at a conference in Alexandria Nov. 15. Members included (left to right) Sen. Kent Eken, Sen. Mark Johnson, Sen. Erik Simonson and Rep. Joe Schomacker. Nicole Griensewic Mickelson (right), president of the Greater Minnesota Partnership, served as moderator. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Can child care shortage be fixed?
November 22, 2018 - 7:31am
September 6, 2018
Community news
September 6, 2018 - 6:51am
April 27, 2018
Advocates: Childcare system in disarray
April 27, 2018 - 6:52am
February 15, 2018
LETTER: Workforce, child care, housing shortages
February 15, 2018 - 8:20am
January 25, 2018
IN THE KNOW: Child care shortage hits our area
January 25, 2018 - 12:02pm
January 18, 2018
New grants for improving communities
January 18, 2018 - 2:16pm
January 3, 2018
YOUR TURN: Readers debate daycare issues
January 3, 2018 - 10:17am
September 30, 2017
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AgweekTV: Hops Harvest
September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
May 4, 2016
Legislature addresses child care shortage
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Child caregivers seek many changes
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am