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Rural MN With Few Child Care Options

Tuesday, March 07, 2023 11:09 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

There’s great excitement as Alissa Kretsch hides purple hearts around the playroom in her home day care. 

Kretsch has been a child care provider in New Ulm for more than a decade and runs the business from her home. Her services are in demand, and it’s only getting busier. 

“I get calls like at least three [times] a week of people not being able to find day care,” she said. “Some of them are even crying because they know they’re gonna lose their job. Also, I’ve heard that there’s some businesses that haven’t come to town because of lack of day care.” Read more.

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