County, Fond du Lac cooperation earns praise


December 15, 2023

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Association of Minnesota Counties president Mary Jo McGuire, far left, joined Carlton County commissioners Gary Peterson, Marv Bodie, Sue Zmyslony, Dick Brenner, and Tom Proulx, and the Fond du Lac Band's Janell Barney in celebrating their achievement award at the annual conference in Minneapolis. County coordinator Dennis Genereau and health and human services director David Lee are in the front row.

Carlton County earned one of six outstanding achievement awards for exhibiting excellence and innovation at the annual conference for Minnesota's 87 counties earlier this month.

Carlton County was celebrated for establishing a formal agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

"In 2023, Carlton County, (the) Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Arrowhead Regional Corrections completed a 12-page agreement that guides agreed-upon best practices, protocols and processes when working collaboratively with children and families," a news release said. "The agreement c...

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