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The interagency team met for three years, dealing with a logjam of issues involving employment numbers, state-operated services, prison beds, mental health dollars for counties and bonding money.

During that time, the institutional system would shrink dramatically.

Among the resulting changes: The Moose Lake facility closed May 4, 1994. The Faribault hospital officially transferred to the Department of Corrections on September 1, 1994.

Faribault
The state hospital at Faribault was transferred to the Department of Corrections on September 1, 1994.