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MPR’s Tom Scheck reports on problems and criticisms with the Minnesota Department of Health, including efforts to conceal funding shortfalls, delay reports, and scrubbing web sites. 

Minnesota Public Radio News interviewed nearly two dozen past and present Health Department staffers. The consensus is that the commissioner's office has been more worried about bad publicity than good policy, and as a result, the department is far weaker than it used to be.

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2007 NBNA Eric Sevareid Award, first place in Investigative - Large Market Radio category

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