Laura Marrinan // Murphy News Service

The Bridge for Youth to host youth homelessness discussion

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The Bridge for Youth, a nonprofit based in Uptown, is hosting a panel on youth homelessness Tuesday to lead into National Homelessness Awareness month in November.

Homelessness in Minnesota is at an all time high with more than10,000 homeless persons in the state, according to a 2012 study conducted by local nonprofit social services organization the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 

Children and youth ages 21 and younger account for nearly half of the homeless population in Minnesota, according to the study.

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