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  • 2015 legislative session fact sheets now online
    January 29, 2015 - Fact sheets that summarize budget proposals for the 2015 legislative session have been added to the DHS website on the fact sheets page. More information is also posted on the Minnesota Management & Budget website.
  • Child protection task force to meet Friday in Little Falls
    January 29, 2015 - The Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children is asking for public testimony about Minnesota’s child protection system at its next meeting Friday, Jan. 30, in Little Falls.
  • SNAP benefits go beyond filling the refrigerator
    January 23, 2015 - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program does more than put food on the table for 500,000 Minnesotans with low incomes.
  • DHS goals for 2015 announced
    January 16, 2015 - The 2015 edition of the Framework for the Future has been released.
  • DHS is on Facebook
    January 14, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched a new department-wide Facebook page that will feature a variety of content helping to share the DHS mission.
  • DHS announces launch of Northstar Care for Children
    January 08, 2015 - More children will leave foster care and become part of permanent families more quickly with Northstar Care for Children.
  • KnowTheDangers.com receives national recognition
    January 06, 2015 - A Minnesota Department of Human Services website about the dangers of synthetic drug use was recently recognized with a national award.
  • Input sought on improving mental health care in Minnesota
    January 05, 2015 - Area stakeholders are invited to discuss mental health services reform Thursday, Jan. 15, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Fergus Falls.
  • New funding mechanism will help continue MinnesotaCare
    December 31, 2014 - The groundbreaking MinnesotaCare health care program will become the first state program funded under the federal Basic Health Plan (BHP) on Jan. 1, 2015, after Minnesota became the first state to win approval for this option under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Applications sought for State Mental Health Advisory Councils
    December 22, 2014 - The State Advisory Council on Mental Health and Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health are seeking individuals who are interested in making recommendations to the Governor and legislature on mental health policies, programs, and services.
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