Brainerd Dispatch: Klobuchar leads roundtable discussion on child care shortage

EXCERPT: “Child care, and all the ways child care affects the long-term health and well-being of a community, served as the central focus for a roundtable discussion hosted by Sen. Amy Klobuchar at the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 4 . . .While the discussion was far-ranging and varied in scope, two subjects presented themselves as central issues—first, the fact that a lack of accessible child car stands as the primary obstacle for employment in central Minnesota; second, that government aid, whether local, state or federal, is needed to help Minnesota families, caregivers and employers to achieve a sustainable balance between child care and the needs of the private sector.” FULLSTORY: