About UsMOHR in the News

More than ever, the MOHR organization and its members are appearing in news media across Minnesota. 

Here are some examples:

AmericInn hotel in Roseau named Outstanding Disability Employer - Roseau Times-Region

Sammy's Pizza owner earns award
Pine Journal

Udac Honors Sir Ben's for Employing People with Disabilities - WDIO TV 10/13

Sir Ben's Honored for Helping Disabled - FOX 21 News - Duluth

3M Fall Protection named outstanding disability employer-
Red Wing Republican Eagle (pdf)

Minnesota Manager Recognized for Hiring Workers with Disabilities - WCCO 4 News

Taco John's celebrates Outstanding Disability Employer Award - Isanti County News

Taco John's awarded - Isanti-Chisago County Star


Legislator feted for advocacy - Access Press

Original play 'Get Me to the Polls' highlights voting challenges for people with disabilities - FOX 9 News

 

Taco John's is MOHR Outstanding Disability Employer. Radio interview with Industries, Inc. - KBEK

Taco John's, Sammy's Pizza earn Oustanding Disability Employer Awards- QSR Magazine

Ditschler re-elected as MOHR treasurer
Sun Thisweek newspapers

 

Letter: Recognizing direct support professionals
Woodbury Bulletin

 

MOHR announces new leaders
Access Press

 

Crookston ODC to celebrate direct support professionals week - Crookston Times

 

ProAct recognizes national DSP Week
Sun Thisweek newspapers

MDI adds 160 jobs at locations across Minnesota
Grand Rapids Herald Review

ODC recognizes National Direct Support Professional Week September 9-15
Northern Light Region - Baudette

 

Rep. Matt Dean recognized by MOHR
White Bear/Vadnais Heights Press

 

State representative honored as champion for people with disabilities - Voice of Alexandria

 

Seehusen named DSP Award winner -
Midway Como Monitor (see p.12)

 

Milaca's Rita Cassens' attitude, enthusiasm spark award - Union Times


Grant County DAC greenhouse wins MOHR Life Enrichment Award - stories in nine area newspapers (pdf)

Access Press commentary: From our community: Time to raise the volume on inclusion and opportunity for all - by Julie Johnson and Sue Schettle

 

ProAct emphasizes the 'intangibles' - Lost revenue challenges those who help people with challenges
Red Wing Republican Eagle (pdf)


Rise Art Speaks program takes home award
ABC Newspapers (pdf)

St. Louis Park-based Partnership Resources Inc. wins Life Enrichment Award - Sun Sailor


Community garden thriving in Duluth- WDIO-TV
Udac and MOHR Life Enrichment Award

7% cuts for disability services hit July 1- Eden Prairie organizations parties in lawsuit seeking injunction to head off cuts- Sun Current Eden Prairie (pdf)


Cuts to provider rates for disabled being evaluated at Cedar Valley - Albert Lea Tribune

State cuts to rates for disability services allowed to proceed, judge rules - MSN

MSS leader wins statewide disability 'Tip of the Spear' Award - Patch news

Maple Grove nonprofit receives life enrichment award
Press & News

State cuts to rates for disability services allowed to proceed, judge rules - Star Tribune

Rise awarded for ‘Art Speaks’ program
Woodbury Bulletin


Willmar: Two area programs honored for work with people with disabilities

West Central Tribune

Business People- Sunday - St. Paul Pioneer Press - MOHR Life Enrichment Award winners

MSS receives Life Enrichment Award-
Sun Thisweek newspapers


Disability and Progress Radio - KFAI MSP 6-14-18

Providers Fight Minnesota's Cut to Disability Services
Courthouse News Service

Lawsuit seeks to stem rate cuts for disability services
Rochester Post Bulletin

Groups sue to halt 7% cuts to disability services in Minnesota - Mankato Times

Minnesota disability service providers seek halt to government cuts - Star Tribune

Medicaid fight - MinnPost

Groups sue over cut to disability jobs program - Minnesota Public Radio - MPR


CHOICE receives Life Enrichment Award for SHAPE program - Eden Prairie Patch news


Access Press's future looks brighter, thanks to generous supporters

Editor's column (see photo)

Full issue


Nonprofit receives award for anti-bullying ambassadors program

Vadnais Heights Press


Impending 7 percent cut impacts Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center
Park Rapids Enterprise


Federal cuts and state veto hurting day service organizations - KTTC TV 10 - Rochester


Disability and Progress: MOHR Life Enrichment Award winners. Featuring Grant County DAC, MSS, PRI and Rise. Listen here


"Looking forward to moving Minnesota Forward"
Grand Rapids Herald Review


Sen. Jeremy Miller receives award for work on disability issues Caledonia Argus


Budget Bill, other vetoes draw local legislators' ire
KXRA's Voice of Alexandria


Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes tax, spending bills
Star Tribune


Senator Jeremy Miller receives award for work on disability issues


 

Jeremy Miller receives award for work on disability issues


Tri-County News- Cottonwood: Jackson County DAC day program serving people with disabilities faces 7 percent cut, putting services at risk, further strain in challenging financial times (pdf)


Variety of programs win first MOHR awards (pdf)


Stillwater Gazette: ESR Inc. to face funding cut (pdf)


Chippewa Enterprises receives Life Enrichment Award

KDMA Radio: Chippewa Enterprises Award


Mankato Free Press - story begins bottom of page 1 (pdf)


 

Falls DAC faces 7% cut (pdf)


Unique Theater Program Wins Award


 

Rock County Opportunities at risk of funding cuts (pdf)


Funding for disabled services is threatened


Wadena County DAC program faces 7 percent cut


Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation facing seven percent funding cut (pdf)



Polk County Developmental Achievement Center honored by state organization

Polk County DAC stressing potential 7% budget reduction


Question of funds;Funding cut could have direct effect on Cedar Valley Services


 

Celebrating 65 years and seeking stability for another 65 years | column appeared in eight additional Sun newspapers and Maple Grove/Osseo and Champlin/Dayton Press


DACs facing critical funding shortage (pdf)


Letter: Say no to cuts to disability funding


Cuts threaten local centers for disabled workers | (pdf)


ESR Inc. to face funding cut


SEI Facing possible cut in funding


Access Press

Agenda for people with disabilities should respect their choices - by Heidi Smith, John Wayne Barker and Michael Kraines (pdf)

Day training and habilitation programs are invaluable resources for Millie, her family - by Sue Cell

 


 St. Cloud Times

Recognize those offering opportunities to individuals with disabilitiesby Mike Burke, MOHR President

This letter appeared in at least 31 additional newspapers around Minnesota


 Brainerd Dispatch

Local Cub Foods recognized for employment practices


Lakeshore Weekly News

General Mills recognized (by MOHR)


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LISTEN: KROX interviews Megan Wark,MOHR DSP Award winner


wright county journal press mast

Darcy Meagher of FunctionalIndustries honored (pdf)

hometown focus

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ERDAC provides valuable jobs, services

Local service provides job training opportunities to disabled adults

What do you see? The disability, or the person?


twincities

 Gonnella wins 'Tip of the Spear' Award


access press

MOHR Prez: Disability cause grows, so we must keep on going

MOHR honors outstanding direct support professionals


 sunthisweek

MOHR 'Tip of the Spear' Award winner featured in south metro newspapers


crookston times

Polk County DAC stressing potential 7% budget reduction

Polk County DAC employee winner of EmploymentService Job Coach award

 


sunsailor

Partnership Resources Employee wins statewide award


Productive Alternatives advocating for staff wages


State rep visits Hope DAC in Tyler (pdf)


Staff shortage of service providersworking for people with disabilities


DACs ask Minnesota lawmakers for wage increase


 Rock County Star Herald

Putting a value on human care (pdf)

Schear thanks Schomacker for RCO Help (pdf)

RCO director joins rally for disability service funds (pdf)


Readers' view: Direct support professionals deserve better pay


Area disability service companies struggling to find workers

Appeared in Apple Valley, Burnsville/Eagan and Lakeville


kaal tv

Staffing Shortage of Providers for People with Disabilities Causes Issues for Families in Southeast Minnesota KAAL TV - Rochester/Austin/Albert Lea


post bulletin

'In a fight for our lives' Rochester Post Bulletin

Editorial: Direct care workers should get a raise

Rochester news conference


abc newspapers

Staff who work with disabled seeking pay increase

Appeared in Blaine/Spring Park Life, Sun Focus- Mounds View/New Brighton, Anoka


ff daily journal

Productive Alternatives raises starting wages, counts on an increase in legislative funding - Fergus Falls


detroit lakes online

DACs ask MN lawmakers for wage increase


waseca county news

Direct care industry facing hiring crunch locally, statewide


ep news

CHOICE, Inc. leader letter in Eden Prairie News


Staff turnover increases at job site for disabled (pdf)

Also in Vadnais Heights Press


Potential cuts worry disability organizations

Rep. Considine pushes for 10 percent caregiver pay increase

 

SEI seeking funding increase from state legislature


Echo Journal

Group homes depend on cost-of-living increase


Letter: Raise pay rates for direct support staff (pdf)


 

 

Letter: Support direct care staff in area


 

Letter: DSP workforce shortage ‘public health crisis’

Low wages hampering caregiving, officials say


Hibbing Daily Tribune

DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY TO RAISE PAY RATES FOR DIRECT CARE WORKERS


 

The Full story: County DAC seeks vital support


Two Harbors: Lake County DAC faces hiring shortage


Ortonville: Direct care hiring crisis for people with disabilities


 

Direct Support Professionals hiring crisis, radio interviewwith Jo Bittner, Polk County DAC


Discussions underway to raise pay rates for direct care workers


Ending Commensurate Wage Policy Would be a Mistake


 

She asks, how long can the cycle continue?

Rotunda rings with calls for change, but is it enough?

Excessive regulations compound the state's care crisis, op-ed by Michael Kraines

Choices, integration are working for many, but are threatened,letter by parent S. Kenney

Direct support providers work with honor, need a raise,column by Norm Munk


Alexandria Echo Press

Plan to mainstream disabled workers causes worry

Advocates for the disabled voice frustrations

Most jobs for those with disabilities come through nonprofit providers


Legislators Hear Concerns Over Developmental Disabilities Workforce

MOHR President hopeful 5 Percent campaign moves through House

Human Services Commission pays visit to Alexandria


CBS Minnesota

Rally Held For Attendants Who Help People With Disabilities


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Addressing the 7 percent cut and the impact on disability services in Minnesota - Steve Skauge, Productive Alternatives


 MinnPost

Hiring crisis: While economy grows, wages for social service professionals aren't keeping up


New Ulm Journal

Stop the 7 percent cut, writes Karen Omori, Executive Director of Enterprise North, Inc.


Worthington Daily Globe

Cuts could threaten developmental disabilities providers


Chaska Herald

Letter: Impact of cut will be severe


Sun Current

Legislature needs to act for HCBS workfoce shortage


97.5 Rochester's Greatest Hits Station

Bruce Remme with ABC in Rochester on FM 97.5 radio