02, 2013 - The Sex Offender Civil Commitment Advisory Task Force, chaired by former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson, submitted final recommendations to Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and the U.S. District Court on Monday, Dec. 2, after a thorough review of major issues concerning the civil commitment of sex offenders.
20, 2013 - The federal government has granted approval for the state's Reform 2020 initiative, freeing up an additional $58 million over four years in state funds to reinvest in services that will keep more seniors and people with disabilities in their homes and communities.
04, 2013 - The North American Council on Adoptable Children will honor DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson with its Voices from the Heart Award at its tenth anniversary celebration on Nov. 9 in St. Paul.
01, 2013 - The Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health of the State Advisory Council on Mental Health has an opening for a person knowledgeable about the needs of children of minority races and cultures who have emotional disturbances.
01, 2013 - A plan that recognizes that Minnesotans with disabilities have the right to live, work and enjoy life in the most integrated setting is available online after being submitted to the court for final approval. The plan charts a course that will change the way state government provides supports and services for people protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
01, 2013 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visited Amanda Rupar’s Family Child Care in Sartell, Minn., to celebrate recent investments in early childhood education and progress in increasing the number of Parent Aware-rated programs.
31, 2013 - A small cost-of-living adjustment on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits became effective Oct. 1, 2013, that may affect some SNAP recipients who are not already at the maximum benefit level for their household size. Beginning Nov. 1, some recipients may see a decrease in their benefits.