'The Buck Stops Right Here': DHS Commissioner Jodi Harpstead Promises To Make ChangesThe new head of the Department of Human Services apologized to taxpayers Monday for more than $100-million in spending mistakes.
'Inexcusable Dysfunction' At MN DHS Led To Overpayments To TribesThe Minnesota Department of Human Services is under fire again.
'It Is Time To Learn A Lesson': Lawmakers Hold Rare, Contentious Hearing On Troubled DHSMinnesota lawmakers are warning the Department of Human Services to end the turmoil at the $14-billion-a-year state agency.
Report: DHS Overpaid Tribes By $25 MillionNew revelations about overpayments to two American Indian tribes are bringing more scrutiny to Minnesota's Department of Human Services.
Appeals Court Grants Child Abuser's Release From ProgramA Minnesota appeals court has upheld a decision to discharge a repeat child molester from the state's sex offender program.
Meet Mini Mac: Our Pet Guest Of The WeekEvery Friday, WCCO 4 News At Noon has a special pet guest of the week. This Friday, Mini Mac joins the show! Mini Mac is a 9-week-old black and white domestic short hair cat.
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.
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.
MN Sen. Says He'll Resign From Community Action BoardA Minnesota senator said that he intends to resign from the Community Action Board after an audit revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money was used for things like tropical vacations. State Sen. Jeff Hayden also called on CEO Bill Davis to do the same.
DHS Wants Mpls. Community Action Group To Pay Back $600KMany towns have community action groups, which are non-profits that get funding to help people find work and keep warm in the winter. But is being questioned after an audit found hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money was used for things like tropical vacations.
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.