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More Minnesotans Using State Assistance At Markets

The Minnesota Department of Human Services says more Minnesota residents are taking advantage of a state assistance program to purchase produce at farmers markets.

08/08/2014

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8,000 Get Bum Notices Of Health Care Cancellations

More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don’t pay up. A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state’s new health insurance exchange by month’s end.

07/28/2014

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Good Question: How Common Is Welfare Fraud?

A Deephaven couple was in a Florida jail Wednesday night awaiting extradition back to Minnesota. Colin and Andrea Chisholm are accused of bilking the state out of $167,000, starting back in 2005. Prosecutors say they lived in a $1 million home and, at one point, owned $1 million yacht while they were receiving cash assistance, food support and medical assistance.

04/02/2014

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Minn. DHS Sets Aside $1.8M For Sex Offender Review

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has budgeted $1.8 million for the possible costs of a court-ordered evaluation of the state sex-offender program.

03/17/2014

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Child Care Infant Deaths Decline In Minnesota

State officials say infant deaths in child care settings dropped significantly in 2013. The Minnesota Department of Human Services says three babies died in licensed day care last year, the lowest number in 11 years.

02/19/2014

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Minn. Gets Federal OK For $58M To Aid Vulnerable

Minnesota has received approval from the federal government to direct $58 million over four years into services meant to help senior citizens and people with disabilities in their homes.

11/20/2013

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Former Foster Child Urges Change To Guardianship Laws

Twenty-four-year-old Tonya Bauer is a student at Winona State University. She is strong, smart and has used her past struggles as a child to make her a better person.

02/05/2013

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DHS: Heroin Treatment Admissions Rise Sharply In Metro

There’s more evidence that heroin and prescription opiates abuse has a strong grip on the Twin Cities.

06/19/2012

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Food Stamp Recipients To Get More Fresh Produce

The Minnesota Department of Human Services will consider Friday how to best use recently received Federal money to put more fresh produce on the tables of the state’s food stamp recipients.

05/18/2012

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Head Of Minn. Security Hospital Forced Out

David Proffitt was hired in August to run the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, but was soon accused of creating a hostile work environment.

03/27/2012

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Heroin, Opiate Abuse Reach Record-High Levels In Metro

The abuse of heroin and other opiates has reached the highest level in the Twin Cities’ history, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).

01/30/2012

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Human Services Department Holds Adoption Event

The Minnesota Department of Human Services kicked off an event Sunday aimed at promoting adoptions and giving children and teens loving and permanent homes.

11/06/2011

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Minn. Tries Again After Failed Software Project

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is back on the hunt for a software upgrade — this time with financial help from the federal government.

08/01/2011

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Gaps Found In Health Care For Poor Minnesotans

A new report finds significant gaps continue in the quality of health care for poor Minnesotans, although disparities are narrowing.

06/22/2011

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Minn. Bill Seeks Health Software After Failed Try

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to restart the quest for software to streamline applications for health and welfare programs after a failed project that cost at least $41 million.

03/18/2011

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