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Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson (far right) talks to members of the 12-county health purchasing alliance, Southern Prairie Community Care, during a meeting in Worthington Friday morning. Seated next to her is Assistant Commissioner of Health Care Scott Leitz.

Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner pays visit to Worthington

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WORTHINGTON -- Counties from across the state, and particularly those in southwest Minnesota, can share horror stories about clients on publicly funded health care over-using and abusing the system.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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