State funding cuts from recent years are still impacting communities across the state. In northern Minnesota, Range Women’s Advocates — a nonprofit that helps victims of domestic abuse — learned this week it would not receive a necessary $500,000 grant. This will cause RWA half its workforce, and place a large caseload of clients in crisis on remaining staff and other agencies.
Though domestic violence exists everywhere, it’s been a particularly vexing problem on the Iron Range. This does not help.