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Posted on: May 7, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase the awareness and importance of addressing mental well-being of children, adults, families, and communities (Mental Health America, ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Please contact MNPrairie by phone or email

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If you have items that need to be turned in that cannot be emailed or submitted electronically, please put them in the MNPrairie drop box at any one of our sites. In Dodge, it is to the left of the flagpole near the entrance to the Sheriff’s department. I...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

MNDHS to Resume Annual Renews for Cash Assistance and SNAP

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The Minnesota Department of Human Services is resuming annual renewals and six-month reviews for cash assistance programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

  • This affects households that are due for a renewal or review for J...
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Posted on: April 21, 2021

RentHelp MN is Now Open for Applications

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RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications

Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 1...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Get Connected to Your COVID-19 Vaccine!

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Minnesota’s COVID-19 Vaccine Connector:

The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps you find out when, where, and how to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Insurance and identification are not needed, and signing up is free.

When you beco...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Refugee and Immigrant COVID-19 Help line

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Minnesota recently launched a new hotline specifically for refugees and immigrants to ensure they have access to accurate, timely information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Refugees and other immigrants can call 651-318-0989 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Family Resources for Caregiving

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MNPrairie is well aware of how difficult and isolating this year has been. This has been especially true for seniors and senior caregivers. Below is a link with a list of supports. We hope you find this helpful and encourage you to take advantage of these...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Apply for services online

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At MN Prairie County Alliance the health and well-being of our clients, colleagues and community is our top priority. To help with community health management efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we will be conducting our business via...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

Kids Eat Free!

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Kids Eat Free!

Meal bundles are available FREE of charge for all children ages 1 - 18 until June 30, 2021!

Meal pick up will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30am-9:30am!

Meal Pick up Locations:

• McKinley Elementary - 1050 22nd Street NE - Main Entrance...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Temporary SNAP and other food benefits increase

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More food help is on the way. As part of the most recent pandemic relief package, Congress increased maximum SNAP food benefits by 15%. This increase also applies to food benefits issued through MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program).For example, this...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Minnesotans Insulin Safety Net Program

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Minnesotans can access affordable insulin through the Insulin Safety Net Program

The program serves Minnesotans in need of urgent or continuing access to affordable insulin

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program, launched earlier...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Suicide prevention text services

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Minnesota Department of Human Services News Release:

Suicide prevention text services expand statewide

Life-saving services will reach more people throughout Minnesota

Minnesotans across the state can now access suicide prevention and mental health crisis te...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Home Alone: How old is old enough?

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For many families right now, trying to make plans about how to care for your school-aged children during the school year is difficult. Please see MNPrairie’s guidelines for the ages of children, length of time, and other factors to review to determine if ...

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