The partial government shutdown is still ongoing, marking as the longest one in U.S. history. As there is no clear end, it puts Minnesota's most vulnerable population at risk.
This week, county caseworkers have been working around the clock to make sure those who depend on SNAP, a federal food assistance program, will receive their benefits in February.
Results from a new national study that came out on Thursday showed that Minnesota is among the states that have the least racial progress across the nation. It showed that Minnesota had the largest gaps in graduation rates, homeownership, and income wages. The study looked at the racial disparity in multiple categories among every state.