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Report finds Broadband Service in MN Comparative to Other States

Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by .

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From a recent report on broadband in Minnesota, some interesting statistics have come out. 85% of Minnesotans have computers 72% of households have broadband service 91% of people use the internet somewhere outside of their home and 26% of people use the internet from their phone, laptop, etc. 4% of Minnesotans don”t have broadband where […]

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State Seeks "Champions of Assistive Technology"

Posted on 06. Feb, 2011 by .

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Awards Presentation is April 5 at State Capitol; Nominations Deadline is Feb. 25 (ST. PAUL January 28, 2011) – The STAR Program and the Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council are accepting nominations for the 2011 Excellencge in Assistive Technology awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations as champions of assistive technology (AT) for removing barriers […]

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Hundreds of Free Tax Preparation Sites now Open Across Minnesota

Posted on 06. Feb, 2011 by .

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Saint Paul – The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that more than 250 sites across Minnesota are now open to offer taxpayers free assistance with filing their tax returns. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are free tax preparation locations where volunteers help taxpayers prepare their federal and state income and property tax refund returns. […]

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2010 Minnesota Traffic Deaths — Lowest Since 1944

Posted on 23. Jan, 2011 by .

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At least 410 people were killed on Minnesota roads in 2010, according to preliminary records from the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. DPS projects the final 2010 count to close around the 420 mark — on par with 20g09’s total of 421, the lowest number of annual deaths since 1944. […]

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2010 Individual Income Tax Forms

Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 by .

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Now that we can do taxes for 2010, it”s helpful to know where we can find the different forms that might be needed. The forms for Minnesota State taxes can be found here: state.mn.us/individ/pages/forms.aspx And the forms for Federal taxes can be found here: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html Don”t forget you can now have your tax refund either […]

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Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon; winter is best time to do it

Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 by .

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Some local health agencies offer radon kits at little to no cost! Every home in Minnesota should be tested every 2-5 years for radon gas, say state health officials. Testing a home is so important that, as a way to prevent exposure to radon, which gcan cause lung cancer, health officials are offering a limited […]

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New “Dentist’s Office on Wheels” Begins Service

Posted on 19. Dec, 2010 by .

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Although still not convenient for the Chisago County Area, UCare is introducing its new, custom-built, and fully accessible Mobile Dental Clinic. The new clinic replaces the first vehicle, now retired after driving almost 100,000 miles to serve UCare members and community agencies.  From the press release: The clinic is a fully equipped, 43-foot vehicle – […]

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