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Financial woes mount at Minnesota DHS, as costly mistakes now hit counties


November 19, 2019

Anthony Souffle – Star Tribune

New Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead called key lawmakers personally on Monday to inform them of the new round of costly mistakes at the agency.

Counties and some tribes will have to foot the bill for costly mistakes made by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), as embarrassing revelations of financial mismanagement continue to emerge.

The state social services agency sent letters to counties and tribes Monday saying they will be responsible for paying back more than $9 million to the federal government that was improperly spent.


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