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Carlton County: Public health nurse receives national 'Never Quit' award

Jenny Barta stepped up in a big way during the pandemic

Carlton County's Jenny Barta has never worked harder than she has during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the public health nurse met the challenge head-on.

"This is what I was called for, this is what I was born to do," said Barta, who also acts as the county's disease prevention and control coordinator. When the pandemic began, Barta added another job to her list of duties: subject matter expert for Covid-19.

Barta has been a huge part of the county's response to the pandemic, which has received attention on statewide and national levels for its collaborative and innovative efforts, including the...