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Better options needed for keeping children safe amid state mandates


WILLMAR -- With less money and more mandates, better solutions are needed to help protect children who are living in abusive homes, according to Kathy Nelson, a supervisor with Kandiyohi County Family Services.

"We need to come up with solutions in child welfare," Nelson said during a recent presentation to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. Nelson highlighted the challenges social workers face to work within existing laws and budgets to do what's best for children.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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