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Cottage Grove City Council member Jen Peterson talks Thursday at the state Capitol about being homeless. Danielle Killey| Forum News Service

Minnesota Legislature: Group wants more money to curb homelessness

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ST. PAUL – Jen Peterson and her three young children left their home with no place to go when it got to be unsafe.

“My kids and I became homeless fleeing a marriage that had become dangerous,” the Cottage Grove City Council member said Thursday. That was more than two decades ago, but Peterson said there are many more like her and homelessness continues to be a major issue in Minnesota.

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