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Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Lucinda E. Jesson announced Wednesday the state intends to move forward with plans to move individuals into a Nokay Lake group home for people with disabilities.

Kathy Stevens, a Nokay Lake Township supervisor and adjoining neighbor of the group home, expressed disappointment at the decision.

“Obviously, they’re not taking the safety of the residents seriously,” she said. “I’m really disgusted.”

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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