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Local PHHS director talks shake up at state agency

Alison McIntyre, director of Cook County PHHS. WTIP file photo
Alison McIntyre, director of Cook County PHHS. WTIP file photo

Minnesota lawmakers are considering reorganizing the state’s Department of Human Services following a series of leadership resignations.
 
After the Minnesota’s Department of Human Services commissioner resigned this week, some state lawmakers are calling for a complete overhaul to the massive agency.
 
Commissioner Tony Lourey and his chief of staff resigned July 15. Two deputy commissioners, Chuck Johnson and Claire Wilson, also resigned but rescinded their decision Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
 
WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs checked in with Alison McIntyre, the director of the Cook County Public Health and Human Services Department, to find out what this top news story across the state means on the local level.

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