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Internal audit shows soft process controls in grant programs
A report by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Internal Audits Office showed soft oversight of grant contracts for chemical dependency and mental health services, but no misspending of funds. 

Updated autism web portal a better resource for information
There is a new look and a new navigational feel to the Minnesota Autism Resource Portal ( The redesigned site will better equip communities, parents, self-advocates and professionals with information and tools about Autism Spectrum Disorder and its impact on family life, education and work in Minnesota.

Opioid prescribing practices become safer for people served by Minnesota public health care programs
As Minnesota health care providers begin to receive updated opioid prescribing reports in the coming days, data from the Department of Human Services shows that prescribing practices are becoming safer, with providers writing fewer prescriptions for opioids and for lower doses when they do prescribe the drugs for pain management. 

Task force recommends changes to child support guidelines
New winter coats. School-sanctioned field trips. Co-pays for doctor visits. Raising children is expensive, and for thousands of families across Minnesota, child support is essential, ensuring that children have the resources necessary to thrive. 

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Foster parents share joys, challenges and culturally appropriate placement of foster youth
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Curtis and Darlene Bell share their story and discuss the importance of more diversity among foster parents.
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