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5 Positive Things That Happened in Minnesota to Lift Your Spirits.

There are a lot of events occurring worldwide right now that are difficult to grasp and understand. While staying in the loop is important, it’s sometimes challenging to encounter so many negative things going on in the world.

Here are 5 positive things that happened in Minnesota to lift your spirits: 

More Child Care Support

Governor Tim Walz announced increased payments for child care assistance. As a result, this will help improve access to affordable child care for more families in Minnesota. 

Increased Access to Good-Paying Jobs

Governor Walz announced a change that will make 75% of state jobs accessible without a college degree. Currently, the state is one of the largest job providers for Minnesotans, and the change will help provide stable, good-paying jobs with benefits to Minnesota families. 

Updates to Clean Energy and Infrastructure

Minnesota received a $614 million grant from the federal government to update our power grid. Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan also announced over $2 million in infrastructure grants to Greater Minnesota. The updates will help create jobs and expand clean energy and resources around our state. 

Hunger-Free Schools

Starting this school year, all Minnesota public schools are providing free breakfast and lunch to students, regardless of their family’s income level. This new law invests in our public schools and stands up for working families and children.

New Additions to the Minnesota Zoo

Outside the world of politics, the Minnesota Zoo has taken in two orphaned sea otter pups. The pups were rescued from an Alaskan center and will be cared for behind the scenes at the zoo as part of the Minnesota Zoo’s efforts to save wildlife. 

Stay Strong and Keep Fighting

It’s more important than ever that we keep fighting for progress and a better, more equitable Minnesota and world. 

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