Department of Human Services

New State Funds Aim To Help Seniors Live IndependentlyHealth programs that help Minnesota seniors stay in their homes are getting a financial boost from the state. Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson on Friday announced more than $7 million in Live Well at Home grants. The funds were provided by the Legislature this year.
DHS Sees Oversight Changes Following Audit On Court MonitorA 6-month audit of a federal court monitor who charged the state more than a million dollars in expenses is complete.
State Restores Health Care Contracts After County AppealsOne Minnesota insurer that sued the state after losing most of its public program contracts is getting them all back. Another company in a similar situation isn't so lucky.
50-Bed Child Psychiatric Hospital Opens In Brooklyn ParkA 50-bed child psychiatric hospital has opened in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park, replacing a 20-bed facility opened four years earlier in Maple Grove.
Top Minnesota Officials Sort Out Sex Offender Program's FateMinnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms, a system the state's political leaders have vigorously defended.
Child’s Death Shines Light On Stressed Protection Services The death of a 2-year-old girl that police say happened at the hands of a teenager has again put the spotlight on the system that was supposed to protect her.
WCCO Investigates DHS Court Monitor's $1M Bill To Minn. TaxpayersFederal Judge Donovan Frank appointed Court Monitor David Ferleger to make sure Minnesota follows orders to fix serious abuses of disabled patients. And he acts as a court-appointed consultant, making sure the state keeps a promise to reform Minnesota's sex offender treatment program.
House Panel Votes To Disband MNsure After Story Of DeathA Jackson, Minnesota, man said Minnesota's health care exchange let his wife die. And a state lawmaker says it's time to abolish MNsure once and for all.
State Considers Change Of Child Protection SystemA Minnesota task force is pushing for changes in the way the state handles child abuse cases.
Recommendations Issued For Sex Offender ProgramExperts reviewing Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders issued dozens of recommendations in a report issued Tuesday, including individual evaluations of each resident to ensure compliance with the criteria for confinement.
Audit Faults Minnesota Public Health Care ProgramsMinnesota's legislative auditor says the state Department of Human Services has failed to adequately verify the eligibility of people who enroll in public health care programs through the state's health insurance exchange MNsure.
5 Juvenile Males Arrested In Manitowoc Rail Arson Authorities have arrested five male juveniles in connection with a fire set at a Manitowoc train yard.
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