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News stories from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


  • MNsure and DHS still accepting paper applications
    January 16, 2014 - Individuals seeking coverage for both public and private insurance through MNsure can submit paper applications if they are having trouble getting through online via the MNsure website.
  • Bonding recommendations available on MMB website
    January 15, 2014 - Gov. Mark Dayton announced his 2014 Capital Budget Recommendations Wednesday, Jan. 15. The nearly $1 billion recommendation includes fully funding DHS' requested 2014 projects at the St. Peter campus for the Minnesota Security Hospital and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
  • More content moving to redesigned DHS public website
    January 02, 2014 - Adult mental health and disability services content is moving within the DHS website. The move is part of a redesign of the department's public website to improve its usability. To help website users find content, DHS will temporarily redirect key links. If you have bookmarked this content or added it to favorites, you will need to update these links.
  • Four tips for people enrolling in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare
    December 30, 2013 - Today the Department of Human Services and MNsure announced tips for people enrolling in public programs for Jan. 1 coverage.
  • How to get coverage and care January 1st
    December 27, 2013 - Individuals seeking coverage for public programs January 1st can submit paper applications if they are having trouble getting through online via the MNsure website.
  • Jan. 1 coverage for new Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare applicants
    December 23, 2013 - If you applied through MNsure and were approved for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, see the following information about accessing care beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
  • State announces new plan to prevent and end homelessness
    December 19, 2013 - State officials joined Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges today at Jackson Elementary School in Frogtown to announce Minnesota’s new Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.
  • Third annual commissioner’s excellence awards recognize contributions to human services clients
    December 16, 2013 - Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson today honored eight organizations from across the state for their outstanding contributions to human services program clients.
  • New resources available to help Minnesotans make plans to live at home as they age
    December 09, 2013 - Family gatherings during the holiday season offer opportunities to check in on how older relatives and friends are doing and planning for the future.
  • Sex Offender Civil Commitment Advisory Task Force releases report
    December 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.
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