Low-income Duluthians took center stage at a unique candidate forum in October. They shared their experiences and struggles with candidates for state and county offices and then asked the candidates - pointedly - for specific commitments and actions on several critical policy measures.
We'll be bringing you their stories and the reactions of the candidates to their requests in the weeks to come.
Here, Antonio Carter talks about the challenges of living on MFIP, the The Minnesota Family Investment Program. MFIP is the state's welfare reform program for low-income families with children - and it hasn't seen an increase in benefits since 1986,