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PEGGY FLANAGAN

With a term effective June 22, 2022, and expiring Jan. 5, 2026, Nelson’s duties will include promoting and protecting public health, safety and welfare through the licensure and regulation of people who practice social work in the state.
Fairbanks’ term as a parent member — effective Aug. 1 and expiring July 31, 2026 — will involve supervising and regulating interscholastic athletics and musical, dramatic and other contests between Minnesota high school students.
Festivities for the 74th Governor’s Fishing Opener were held in Cass Lake and on Lake Winnibigoshish in Leech Lake Nation.
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan recently appointed Sterling Knox, a 2018 Bemidji State University graduate, to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.

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Housing experts explained the importance of culturally appropriate housing and wraparound services at shelters during a roundtable discussion Thursday in Duluth.
The Minnesota Department of Health had zero deaths to report on Monday as officials did not process death data on Veterans Day. The state will resume reporting deaths Tuesday.
Law requires each state agency to designate a liaison to work with tribes, as well as tribal-state relations training for those liaisons and other leaders in the state's workforce.
The president of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association said the appointment will for the first time mean American Indians are represented at every level of the state's judiciary.
Flanagan says she tested positive for the virus after caring for her 8-year-old daughter Siobhan, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor leaders on Tuesday touted their work on mitigating COVID-19, boosting funding to schools and improving equity in the state.

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Gwen Nell Westerman has taught English at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 1992. A citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe, she is an award-winning and nationally published writer who focuses her work on Dakota history and language.
The visit to the HAFA farm was part of the Minnesota tour which U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been on this week.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order restricting conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ minors, but urged the politically divided Legislature to pass an outright ban into law.

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