(Mankato, MN) – What has been called a “child care crisis” locally will be the focus of a trip to Mankato this week by Minnesota Senator Tina Smith.
Smith will attend a roundtable discussion Thursday at the offices of the Minnesota Valley Action Council to hear how the local child care shortage is affecting parents, families and employers in the Mankato area. The meeting comes as Smith is “pressing Senate legislation to make child care more accessible and affordable.”
Later in the day, Smith will attend a rural broadband summit at the South Central Service Center in North Mankato – and then stop at Friesen’s Family Bakery in Mankato to talk food policy ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill.
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