Republicans in the Minnesota Senate hold hearings this morning (9am) on turmoil at the state Human Services Department. State Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles will likely testify about recent investigations into the department. He admits…

“It’s a big complicated department that delivers a lot of different kinds of services and it’s had some pretty serious problems lately.”

DHS has been plagued by top management resignations, fraud in its childcare assistance program and overpayments to Native American tribes. Governor Walz on Monday announced Jodi Harpstead as the new department commissioner.