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Beltrami County Health and Human Services Director Mary Marchel, shown here addressing Beltrami County commissioners Tuesday night, gave a report on personal care assistance services, which has exploded in recent years. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Beltrami County: Marchel responds to growth in program to help elders, disabled

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A program which helps keep elders and the disabled in their homes grew 573 percent from 2002-07 in Beltrami County usage, the highest in the state.


It's also a state program that the legislative auditor, in a January report, called "unacceptably vulnerable to fraud and abuse."

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