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Lucinda Jesson, left, commissioner of the state Department of Human Services, and Brenda Cassellius, commissioner of the state Department of Education, host a roundtable Friday morning at the American Indian Resource Center to discuss legislative proposals. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

State commissioners Jesson, Cassellius visit Bemidji to discuss education, health and human services funding

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BEMIDJI — A foster family who has for two years been caring for a special-needs teenage boy wants to adopt him, to officially make him part of the family.


But under Minnesota guidelines, the family would actually lose financial benefits by doing so, cutting in half their payment as a foster family.

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