St. James Plaindealer: State funds some child care needs in greater Minnesota

EXCERPT: “A shortage of child care spots is not a problem unique to Sleepy Eye. In fact, it is an issue throughout Minnesota. Sleepy Eye’s EDA Coordinator, Kurk Kramer, said it has been on the agenda at the Economic Development Association of Minnesota conferences for the past five years. The availability of child care is definitely an economic development issue for towns and cities in Minnesota. At a recent meeting on the topic of child care, with local business people, Kramer said, ‘The cogs on the economic development wheel are housing, child care, and workforce.’ Child care has become such an important issue that the Minnesota Legislature considers and approves requests for funding to help communities address it.” FULL STORY: