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Research Center releases comprehensive of Minnesota's homeless population booming state econ- more Minnesotans, and children, are difficult to housing. many findings survey of population to released today Research Statewide Permanent snapshot of The October 23, on set- employment, mobility, health, s Similar in 1991 and many of homelessness study director "foday, more employed, over type of job to pay for been unem- of time. Yet, elu- de s .not alarming . w reformation it because despite there is still no Klages for Herbert will be held June 30th, st Church in will officiate Don and Larry Kasten, ',arers will be Jeff, Julie, Jerald, Scott, Dale, Active Haukos, Brad tymian, Pete • , , ) WE \\;VILI. BE CLOSEI SATURI)AY, JULY 4TH. 5-8 p.m. on the Larson aville. in Mound was born Township, Anton and n the Trinity May of later in the attended country Hanson were held at Garfield Madison for and officiated. provided by and soloist were Wayne DaM, Meister and Concluding Lutheran was born Shore William and me 16, 1916, at Zion Church and 3, by Rev. lngelical rural school at parents farm. Sept. at the Janssen. To r was born. LeRoy two years and Fender Home of Mrs. Catherine SD. Fonder A mass of Thursday, a.m. in the St. zc Church in O.S.B. was in the €. Visitation Mundwiler on to 6 p.m. A € Service was held .m. Visitation one hour prior by Sandy Lawrence Christensen, Pallbearers were Id Friends." grandsons: Matt and born March the daughter nnie Janssen St. Lawrence • 30, 1998 • On October 23, 1997, there were 5,238 people residing in temporary housing programs in Minnesota and an additional 352 persons in non-shel- ter locations. The 5,590 total repre- sents a 24 percent increase over the number of Minnesotans residing in temporary housing in 1994. • Based on the survey, the estimat- ed total number of homeless and pre- cariously housed persons in Minnesota is 15,759. This includes estimates of those who are "doubled- up" with others, living on the streets, or residing in shelter or non-shelter locations. That total is nearly double the 7,980 estimate of October 1991• • The number of homeless families has increased consistently and signifi- cantly over the period of the three statewide surveys (434 in 1991; 807 in 1994 and 1,103 in 1997). Comparing 1991 to 1997, the number of single men with children increased by 440 percent, the number of single women with children has increased by 240 percent, the number of couples with children increased by 310 per- cent and the number of unaccompa- nied youth with children rose 570 percent. Who are Homeless? • Women represent 53 percent of the homeless population. In 1991 women accounted for 40 percent of the state's adult homeless population. • Based on quarterly shelter counts beginning in 1985, the total number of children experiencing homelessness in Minnesota has increased dramati- cally from 325 children (35 unaccom- School District #14 at Akron Township Big Stone Co. On Dec. 11, 1924 he was united in marriage to Clara Schnaser at Lac qui Parle Co. Herbert farmed all of his entire adult life in Big Stone Co. Clara passed away in 1980. Herbert enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, fishing, reading western books, playing checkers, raising chickens and gathering eggs and loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a constant companion, his dog Sally. Herbert passed away Friday, June 26th, 1998 at the Ortonville Hospital reaching the age of 98 years, 2 months and 18 days. Survivors include a daughter Dorothy Lobes of Seattle, WA; a son David (Elouise) Klages of Ortonville; a daughter-in-law Margeruite Klaggs of Franklin, NC; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara, son Robert, four sisters and three brothers. Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville is in charge of the arrangements. then moved to their present farm and she had lived there ever since. Death came to Thelma, June 22, 1998; at her farm home. She had reached the age of 82 years one month and four days. In life Thelma was an active member of Garfield Lutheran Church, serving on the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, picking semi-precious stones in Arizona and especially being with her grandchildren and great-grandson. Thelma is survived by her daughter Deanna Jordahl of rural Canby, three grandchildren; Jeri and husband Terry Popma of Dawson, Mark Jordahl of rural Canby and Janell Jordahl of Madison and special friend Bryan Janiszeski of rural Canby, one great- grandson Easton Popma, four sisters; Jonetta Kelly rural Madison, Elmyra Kittelson of Correll, Florence Hillman of Odessa, and Elaine Dahl of Dawson, also many nieces and nephews. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, husband LeRoy, son-in- law Roger Jordahl, sister Inez Meister, brothers; Loren, Bernard and Clarence. School and graduated from Milbank High School in 1927. She was united in marriage on Nov. 7, 1934 at Milbank with Bernard Fender. Following their marriage, the couple lived near Peever, SD until 1943 and moved to Big Stone City in the fall of 1943 and farmed. Fender enjoyed cooking, especially baking bread, sewing and quilting and making rag rugs; and visiting with family and friends. Catherine Fonder is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Dennis and Arlene Fonder of Milbank; one daughter and son-in-law: Marie and Ronald Scott of Ortonville; one brother: Vincent Jurgens of Milbank; two sisters: Sister George Jurgens of Aberdeen and Alvina and Paul Hicks of Milbank. Twenty-four grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, one grandson, nine brothers and one sister. The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements for Catherine Fender. panied youth) in 1985 to 990 Children (124 unaccompanied youth) in 1991 to 1,893 children (132 unaccompa- nied youth) in 1994 to 2,700 children (377 unaccompanied youth) in 1997. This represents a 731 percent increase from 1985 to 1997. The increase is greater in the Metro area (881 per- cent) vs. Greater Minnesota (307 per- cent). • Consistent with previous studies, the homeless population contains a disproportionate number of persons of color, particularly African Americans in the metro area and American Indians in Greater Minnesota. While less than 10 percent of the state's overall population is made up of per- sons of color, more than 60 percent of Minnesota's homeless population are persons of color. Employment and Affordable Housing • The percentage of employed homeless persons in Minnesota rose from 19 percent in 1991 to 34 percent in 1997. In 1991, 8 percent had full- time jobs compared to 13 percent in 1994 and 17 percent in 1997. • There was a decrease in the per- cent of homeless persons who report- ed that they are not able to pay any- thing for rent (from 24 percent in 1991 to 14 percent in 1997). The per- cent of homeless persons who report- ed they could pay less than $200 a month for rent also decreased, from 63 1991 to 38 percent in 1997. The survey found that the supply of housing required to provide stable living arrangements for families with very low incomes does not exist in adequate numbers in Minnesota. Despite the fact that the rate of full- time employment among temporary housing residents has steadily increased, the income generated from this employment is often not adequate to support the cost of market rate housing. When housing can he found, it often consumes more than half of an individual's or family's income. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 1998 report to Congress on affordable housing indicates a deficit of more than 38,000 units of affordable hous- ing in the Twin Cities area alone. Health and Well.Being • The most common single reason for women to seek temporary shelter in Minnesota is to flee an abusive partner. Approximately one in five women (19 percent) in the study indi- cates that one of the main reasons for leaving her last housing was to flee abuse. • Difficult starts in life are preva- lent among many of Minnesota's homeless. In fact 49 percent of all adults in the present study were either abused as children, had a child before the agCe of 18 or lived in a foster home or treatment facility as a youth. • The percent of homeless adults reporting physical mistreatment as a child increased from 28 percent in 1991 to 34 percent in 1997. Likewise, the percent of homeless adults report- ing that they were sexually mistreated as children increased from 17 percent in 1991 to 25 percent in 1997. • Approximately one-third of homeless adults in Minnesota were told by a doctor or nurse within the last two years that they have schizo- phrenia, manic-depression, some type of delusional disorder, major depres- sion, anti-social personality disorder or post traumatic distress disorder. This is up from 1991 when one-quar- ter of adult respondents reported such disorders.. The Minnesota Statewide Survey of Persons Without Permanent Shelter was commissioned by the Minnesota Interagency Task Force on Homelessness. State funding was pro- vided by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; the Minnesota Department of Human Services; the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning; Veteran's Affairs and the Veteran's Home Board. Additional financial support was received from the Family Housing Fund, the Otto Bremer Foundation, the Allina Foundation and Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless. Training sites and strategies were developed in conjunc- tion with the Minnesota Satellite Technology Center and Minnesota's Technical College System. The Wilder Research Center works with community groups, human ser- vice professionals, foundations and policymakers to conduct research studies focusing on service effective- ness, social issues and community concerns. Services include communi- ty studies, consultation services, demonstration services, research sum- maries, service effectiveness research and social trend/demographic studies. This most recent statewide survey was conducted on October 23, 1997. Its findings are based on interviews with 689 men and 891 women in emergency shelters, transitional hous- ing programs and on the street. • Nationwide Computerized * Delivery Available • Parts Locating * :30 Acres of Auto Parts ฐ Same Day Shipping , Full Service Installation / JIM'S AUTO PARTS /. Rd. 76 So. • Little Falls • (320) 632-6615 or 1-800-892-8572 We accept all major credit cards, No Payments No Finance Charges UNTIL JANUARY 1999! HURRY'" Sale endS julY 3re Ernest Henneberg, Jr., Appleton, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge Court report $17, Court Costs $15. Legion Auxiliary (Week of June 8, 1998) BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF met Jurle 11th Boyd Elmer Beyer, Sauk Rapids, again July 9th Theft, Fined $1000, Stayed $500, Surcharge $120, Court Costs $10, By Julia Marie Utley Jail/Prison: 3 days Stayed 365 days for 2 The American Legion Auxiliary yrs. Gerje-Van Lith Unit #229 met June 11, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. with Agnes MN HIGHWAY PATROL Grabow and Veralea Ehlebracht as Michele Marie Jurewicz, Apple hostesses. Valley, Speeding 73/55, Fined $55, The winners of the $200 Surcharge $20, Court Costs $15. scholarships were Jackie Vollmer and Amy Merritt. (Week of June 15, 1998) Janice Hinders reported giving ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. flags to the first graders. Joshua Shane Casey, Milbank, SD, Sharon Smith reported from the Unreasonable Acceleration, Fined $35, Dispatch - May 14, 1998 - Congress Surcharge $17, Court Costs $15. crafts bills to speed treatment of Jerrold John Peters, Ortonville, Allow wartime veterans. "The bill not only Dog Run At Large, Fined $50, Surcharge is a key part of VA's current efforts to $30, Court Costs $10. determine which medical approaches effectively treat these illnesses, but it MN HIGHWAY PATROL will help create a VA system ready to Roger Edward Shoemaker, Webster, hit the deck running after our next SD, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, war." Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Lamoine reported tal Poppy Dennis Merton Sager, Bloomington, sales of $1,484.47. Speeding 75/55, Fined $55, Surcharge Lorrayne Kern stated they needed $20, Court Costs $15. names for the calendars. Robert Lee Swain, Richmond, VA, The Unit voted to purchase four Speeding 75/55, Fined $55, Surcharge straight chairs for Northridge. $20, Court Costs $15. Those riding in the parades will be Don Michael Dahlseid, Pennock, Pres. 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