Metro Deaf School New Building Announcement

English transcript:

Hello, I’m Dr. Susan Lane- Outlaw, executive director of Metro Deaf School. I wanted to update the community about our school growth and our new building. I am excited to announce that we have a signed purchase agreement for our new school at 1125 Energy Park Drive. This is at the corner of Lexington and Energy Park. We plan to close on the building in May.

Thompson Hall Invited to Minnesota Historical Society Presentation

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Minnesota Historical Society invited The Thompson Hall Board of Trustees to present on the success of the Legacy Fund (passed in 2008) to the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee. The Legacy Fund is managed by the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). MHS asked only two out of 2200+ grantees to present at this hearing, one of which was Thompson Hall. This grant that was given to Thompson Hall Board of Trustees, Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), and the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) to apply for the National Register of Historic Places. Most recently the Board of Trustees applied for and received a Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant and are in the process of getting bids from an architectural firm for a Historic Structure Report and they plan to apply for future funds to renovate the building. Herman Fuechtmann represented the project.

Explanation about Minnesota’s New CC Law

Good news! Starting today, August 1st, Minnesota’s new closed captioning law goes into effect. As of now, closed captioning is required to be kept on at all times in certain medical facilities.The law applies to waiting rooms in hospitals, surgical centers, birth centers and some group homes. The group homes affected are those that provide housing, meals and services to five or more people who are developmentally or physically disabled, chemically dependent or mentally ill. The law does not apply to medical clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.