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Gov. Tim Walz, right, introduced DHS Commissioner Jodi Harpstead last August. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)
Gov. Tim Walz, right, introduced DHS Commissioner Jodi Harpstead last August. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

In the Hopper: Emergency powers for DHS commissioner

A Senate bill that gives extraordinary powers to the Department of Human Services commissioner during the COVID-19 crisis moved through one committee last week.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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