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Jennifer Keranen draws a curtain in her cramped office to hide confidential files. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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When Jennifer Keranen needs to meet with a client, she has to go on a treasure hunt to find a vacant office first.

Or a closet where she can assure that client confidential communications.


Trouble is, the closets are being converted to office space. The conference room - the small one - was recently converted into offices.

Keranen, a Hubbard County social worker, has four office mates within feet of her.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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