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Health on the horizon - Douglas County participating in five-county plan

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A five-county public health department is being explored by Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties.

The Horizon Community Health Board aims to integrate three public health departments included in the five counties.


The board formed a restructuring committee earlier in 2012. A commissioner from each county sits on the committee. Commissioner Jerry Johnson represents Douglas County.

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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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