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Douglas County has been recognized by Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota for efforts in eliminating child maltreatment. The Blue Ribbon Award was presented to commissioners at the county board meeting on Tuesday, May 14 in Alexandria. Pictured are: Douglas County Social Services Director Mike Woods, Wings Father's Program Coordinator Mike Klein and Douglas County Commissioners Bev Bales, Charlie Meyer, Dan Olson, Jim Stratton and Jerry Johnson. (Contributed photo)

County honored for preventing child abuse

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Douglas County commissioners were presented with the Blue Ribbon Award at Tuesday's county board meeting. The honor is given to counties and tribes that have exhibited excellence in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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