Bemidji Pioneer: Senator’s staff hears concerns about child care shortage in area

EXCERPT: “The major hurdles facing child care providers, as well as those seeking care for their children, remain staffing and affordability. That’s led to a child care shortage across the state, and especially in Greater Minnesota. That was the main theme of a meeting Tuesday in Bemidji put on by the office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, who have been traveling the state to discuss challenges for child care across Minnesota. During Tuesday’s session in Bemidji, area child care providers discussed some of the major issues they face, with staffing and affordability again topping the list.” FULLSTORY: