Over the past two years universities have trained, and the state has licensed, 28 dental therapists, practitioners who perform many basic dental procedures that previously only a dentist would do, to work in places where dentists won't go.
The national debate about income equality and low-wage labor ramped up this week as fast-food workers across the country rallied for better pay and President Obama assailed the nation's growing income gap as the "defining challenge of our time."
Orchestra musicians from across the nation have sent donations to Minnesota Orchestra musicians, who are struggling to pay their mortgages, rent and health care. But the fund the American Federation of Musicians set up for striking and locked out musicians has long since run out.
The rallies, sponsored by gay and lesbian advocacy group OutFront Minnesota and the state's teachers union Education Minnesota, will focus on raising support for a new bill that would require schools to track cases of bullying and train staff on how to prevent bullying.