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District 518 earns human services honor

December 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson Thursday honored seven organizations from across the state for their outstanding contributions to human services program clients. Continue Reading

Public forum Thursday at Ridgewater College dresses demographics, voter ID and marriage amendments

October 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey will discuss how the state’s changing demographics will affect jobs, education and the economy in the future during an appearance tonight at Ridgewater College in Willmar.
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Jackson Human Services has new home

February 9, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Jackson County Department of Human Services will be moving into a new office for the second time in less than two years. Continue Reading

Scraping tool also found with bones in backyard

May 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A scraping tool was found in the Mitchell backyard where some centuries-old human bones were unearthed Monday, a state archaeologist said.
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Rep. awaits committees

December 26, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL When the Minnesota Legislature convenes Jan. 4, District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker will be appointed to serve on three legislative committees. These committees include: Agriculture and Rural Development Policy; Finance, Health and Human Services Finance; and Judiciary. Continue Reading

Mahnomen killer stockpiled his medications

November 16, 2010 in DL-Online

Says he worried changes in state medical insurance would end coverage
Timothy James Thorson went off his medication a couple of days before he killed an elderly Mahnomen, Minn., couple because he says he was worried changes in state medical insurance would cause him to run out. Continue Reading

Mahnomen murders: Suspect described as trusted, generous — Man lived in facility near victims’ home

October 3, 2010 in DL-Online

A man held on suspicion of killing two elderly rural Mahnomen County, Minn., residents is being described as generous and trusted by others at a center for chemically dependent people where he lived. Continue Reading