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:


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

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Darcy Meagher of FunctionalIndustries honored (pdf)

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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?


 Gonnella wins 'Tip of the Spear' Award

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

MOHR honors outstanding direct support professionals


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

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Polk County DAC stressing potential 7% budget reduction

Polk County DAC employee winner of EmploymentService Job Coach award



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

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

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'In a fight for our lives' Rochester Post Bulletin

Editorial: Direct care workers should get a raise

Rochester news conference

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Staff who work with disabled seeking pay increase

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

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

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DACs ask MN lawmakers for wage increase

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Direct care industry facing hiring crunch locally, statewide

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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



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


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

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Bruce Remme with ABC in Rochester on FM 97.5 radio