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Jones rescinds resignation as Lake County Fiscal Advisor

July 11, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Restaurant and hotel owners in Lake County may soon see a new face when it comes time for their property’s health inspections. Environmental Health Specialist Douglas Pearson has resigned. The Lake County Board of Commissioners moved to accept his resignation at Tuesday’s meeting.
Health and Human Services Director Vickie Thompson said the future of the position is uncertain. Continue Reading

HHS’ Sebelius visiting Cheyenne River reservation

August 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

EAGLE BUTTE (AP) Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius concludes her visit to South Dakota on Wednesday with stops on the Cheyenne River reservation.
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Government advice to Americans, food industry: Cut down on salt

January 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Feds issue new dietary guidelinesFor the first time, the Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments, which issue the guidelines every five years, are telling people who are 51 and older, all African-Americans and anyone suffering from hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease to reduce daily sodium intake to little more than half a teaspoon. Continue Reading&

Uncertainty clouds fed funding for heating aid in Minn.

November 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The explanation for the funding uncertainty is a complicated mix of congressional politics, national priorities and timing. But one holdup is that money for the program has not yet been approved by either the U.S. House or the Senate. Continue Reading