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Housing and equal pay top concerns for local women

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Despite new laws to help end the gender pay gap and promote opportunities, the newly appointed director of the Minnesota Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women said Monday that there is more work to do.


“Many women in Minnesota and across the nation are still in pretty dire economic straits,” said Barbara Battiste, who took over the OESW last January after it sat vacant for three years.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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