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  • State Fair booth to highlight Senior LinkAge Line's 20th anniversary
    August 19, 2014 - DHS is involved in several efforts at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, which begins Thursday, Aug. 21, and runs through Monday, Sept. 1. This year the Minnesota Board on Aging booth in the Education Building will highlight the 20th anniversary of the Senior LinkAge Line®.
  • Parent Aware: Helping parents find child care, early education
    August 18, 2014 - It’s now easier for parents to find child care and early education programs that will help their young children get ready for kindergarten, thanks to a beefed up online search tool launched today. The website ParentAware.org now connects parents to an expanded database of more than 12,000 programs.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use grows at farmers markets
    August 08, 2014 - More Minnesotans are using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and other eligible products at local farmers markets.
  • Circle of Excellence Awards seeking nominations
    August 07, 2014 - Nominations are being accepted for the annual Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards, which recognize excellence among human services providers, counties, tribes, advocacy groups and other organizations.
  • Tougher law, new resources add to fight against synthetic drugs
    August 06, 2014 - As a tougher state law against synthetic drugs goes into effect this month, Minnesotans also have a new website to get factual information about the dangers and risks posed by the deadly substances.
  • Five infants saved since Safe Place for Newborns law strengthened
    August 04, 2014 - Two years ago, when the Safe Place for Newborns law was strengthened, Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said, “If we can save even one child through this, it will be well worth the effort.”
  • Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Conference to celebrate foster youth leadership
    July 30, 2014 - About 275 people will come together for the 19th annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Today youth leadership conference, Aug. 6-8, at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Minn.
  • DHS identifies, immediately corrects error in MinnesotaCare notices
    July 28, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services has identified an error in a MinnesotaCare notice and is taking immediate steps to correct the mistake and prevent it from happening again.
  • More information added to Olmstead Plan website
    July 25, 2014 - New information had been added to the Olmstead Plan website. The Olmstead Plan is not only intended to carry out the actions agreed to in the settlement but also to chart a course that will help ensure Minnesotans with disabilities have the opportunity to learn, work, and enjoy life in the most integrated setting.
  • Commissioner Jesson statement on Minnesota’s KIDS COUNT ranking
    July 22, 2014 - Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on the state’s No. 5 ranking in the national 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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