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State officials hold town hall meeting to discuss new rural health care initiatives
Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen were joined by representatives from the Minnesota Farmers Union and residents of Carlton County and surrounding areas in a town hall meeting to discuss key health care initiatives in the governor’s newly released budget. 

Human Services budget proposals announced
Governor Tim Walz announced his budget for the 2020-2021 biennium on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Budget for One Minnesota prioritizes education, health care and community prosperity, including key investments for human services. Fact sheets for the 2019 legislative session are available online.

Notice about recent data breach impacting some DHS clients
State agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), continue to be the target of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Recently, hackers accessed the state email account of a DHS employee, potentially exposing the private information of some people who had a connection with our Children and Family Services area. 

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Foster youth shares story
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Lisa Yang Fredericks, a former foster youth, tells her story and offers suggestions to current foster children and to adults considering becoming foster parents.
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