East Side Family Clinic Grand Opening
Last fall, West Side Community Health Services (WSCHS) broke ground on a 34,000 square-foot replacement facility for its East Side Family Clinic. In April 2013, the facility opened its doors to the community. The new, state-of-the-art building doubles clinical space for WSCHS on St. Paul’s East Side. WSCHS will increase medical care, including dental and mental health services, to residents of the East Side community.
The new clinic features:
Culturally competent staff in all areas of primary care, including pediatrics
On-site pharmacy with the capacity to fill prescriptions within shorter waiting times
Prevention, education and care coordination for chronic disease management
Care for uninsured individuals, based on sliding fee scale and household income
Assistance with insurance for patients of all ages
20 dental operatories with preventive and restorative care opening the summer of 2013
Rachel’s Day Remembrance
The Minneapolis Area Synod Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the St. Paul Area Synodical Women’s Organization will gather together on the steps of the State Capitol for Rachel’s Day. This event will honor the women and children who were killed by violence in 2012. Congresswoman McCollum will deliver opening remarks. The general public is welcome to participate.
Rachel’s Day events will primarily take place on Sunday, May 5. It is recognized nationally in all 65 synodical organizations of women of the ELCA.
Klobuchar, McCollum to Discuss Efforts to Level Playing Field for Local Minnesota Businesses to Compete Against Online Retailers
Klobuchar and McCollum will join local business owners to highlight the importance of passing the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act, which would give states the option to require online retailer to collect sales taxes.
Final vote to pass the legislation in the Senate expected next week
ST. PAUL, MN – On Thursday, May 2nd at 2:00 PM at Baby Grand in Saint Paul, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congresswoman Betty McCollum will discuss efforts to level the playing field for local Minnesota businesses to compete against online retailers. Klobuchar and McCollum will join local business owners to highlight the importance of passing the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act, which would give states the option to require online retailers to collect sales taxes. Klobuchar and McCollum are both cosponsors of the legislation, and after weeks of progress, a final vote to pass the legislation in the Senate is expected next week.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCol
Minnesota Delegation Urges President to Invite University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey Team to the White House in Honor of Their Perfect Season
Contact:Maria Reppas (McCollum), 202-225-6631
Washington, D.C. – In a letter to President Barack Obama, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz, John Kline, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Michele Bachmann, Collin Peterson and Rick Nolan urged the President to invite the University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey team to the White House in honor of their perfect season. Klobuchar and Franken also introduced a Senate resolution commending the Gophers for their hard and work and dedication in winning an unprecedented 49 straight games and second consecutive NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.
“The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team surpassed all expectations, capturing their second consecutive championship title and shattering previous records as the first team in NCAA women’s hockey to finish with a perfect record,” the delegation said. “This would be a fitting event to conclude an outstanding season by the student a