ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top administrator has resigned from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the latest incidence of turnover in Gov. Tim Walz’s administration.

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Sarah Walker resigned Friday as deputy commissioner of the department. Walker’s announcement follows resignations of two deputy commissioners in the Department of Human Services last week — but they rescinded their departures this week after Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey and his chief of staff quit.

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At the Corrections Department, Walker led the community services division. Walker had worked in the private sector and is a former lobbyist. In her resignation letter, she said she is convinced her voice and skills are best suited for pushing reform from the outside.

Commissioner Paul Schnell accepted her resignation.

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