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During a "job shadow" experience, Kandiyohi County Commissioners went through the process of going to the desk at the Family Services Department, filling out a form asking for assistance -- like one shown here -- and making an appointment with a case worker. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Commissioners walk in the shadow of a social worker

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WILLMAR -- For one day, each Kandiyohi County Commissioner had a chance to see what it feels like to go the desk at the Family Services Department, fill out a form asking for assistance and make an appointment with a case worker.

On that same day, they got to feel the heavy weight that county social workers experience when they review cases of potential abuse of children or vulnerable adults.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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