Social Services
By Jim Wright, Correspondent Morrison County Social Services Director Brad Vold asked the County Board of Commissioners for help, due to a huge workload increase. He asked to hire two workers. “We did not add staff when the health care law was enacted, but we have 2,200 more cases now than a year...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County services for families and children are making a positive difference. “Because of the new school-based mental health programs, there is a definite improvement from where it was five years ago,” Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Boar...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board approved the addition of a position in the adult services area of the Social Services Department due to increased workload. Funding for the position would not come from county funds. “We anticipated this in the 2014 budget,” said Social S...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County Board Chair Duane Johnson conveyed to Social Services Department Director Brad Vold commendation for a job well done, contained in a letter sent by Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) commissioner. In reading Jesson’s letter aloud at ...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Board about improvements that have been made in keeping or returning children to their families rather than placing them in foster care or adoption. Nearly 20 years ago when Erickson came to the...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Dial-a-Ride transportation service offered in the city of Little Falls will be changed beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. MorrTrans, which has provided unlimited Dial-a-Ride bus service throughout the entire city limits of Little Falls, will be dividing into two different s...Read More
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