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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Sharon Lee Mead
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
January 20, 2016
State funds expand child protection services
Last year, at Gov. Mark Dayton’s direction, a legislative task force on child protection was created to “expand the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system.” This fall, with funding from the state, Hubbard County Social Services welcomed Deb Vizecky on board...
January 20, 2016 - 2:12pm
October 24, 2015
Hubbard County hires new social services director
Tom Sandberg, current supervisor of Brown County Child and Family Services, has accepted the position of Hubbard County Community Social Services...
October 24, 2015 - 9:02am
October 21, 2015
Social Services director reflects on 33 year career
Hubbard County bids farewell to a governmental pillar this week, Social Services director Daryl Bessler moving on to pursue “things I haven’t...
October 21, 2015 - 1:53pm
July 25, 2015
Hubbard County adds two new child protection workers
The Hubbard County Board approved hiring two additional child protection workers for social services, with a goal of avoiding out-of-home placement of children. The majority of the funding for the supervisor and child protection worker positions will be realized from the Department...
July 25, 2015 - 7:51am
Social services director announces retirement
After 33 years at the helm, Hubbard County Social Services director Daryl Bessler submitted a letter of resignation at Tuesday’s county board...
July 25, 2015 - 7:45am
May 19, 2014
White Earth Nation caseloads grow as tribe taking over human services cases from surrounding counties
WHITE EARTH, Minn. – White Earth tribal officials are preparing to begin the final phase of transferring human services cases from surrounding counties to the White Earth Nation. The movement began three years ago when a state law authorized White Earth to take control of all...
May 19, 2014 - 8:01am
April 20, 2013
More people expected to need Medical Assistance
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org An onslaught of medical assistance cases will soon flood Hubbard County as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. And county Social Service agencies will be swamped, the Hubbard County Board learned Tuesday. “That’s exactly...
April 20, 2013 - 2:53pm
February 19, 2011
Medicaid transition starts soon in county
Transition of many low-income Hubbard County residents into the new state Medicaid program begins in 10 days as Minnesota's General Assistance...
February 19, 2011 - 1:00pm
November 20, 2010
Social Services workers cramped as caseloads keep rising
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...
November 20, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 13, 2010
Mental health care program has become bogged down with bureaucracy
Plans to cut 200 full-time positions from a mental health direct care program may not adversely affect Hubbard County. But in going leaner and meaner, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has exposed itself to questions of how a well-intentioned program became mired in bureaucracy,...
March 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
December 19, 2009
County to hire new financial worker
After a year of penny pinching, a hiring freeze and self-deprivation, Hubbard County officials finally loosened up the purse strings Wednesday. But not by much. A burgeoning caseload persists for Hubbard County Social Services, necessitating the hiring of another financial caseworker...
December 19, 2009 - 1:01pm