Mike Opat

Type: Person
Name: Mike Opat
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Getting to zero waste together in Hennepin County

I am writing to thank Tim Brownell for his Sept. 4 commentary, “Proposed organics collection in Minneapolis : Good from many angles.” I agree that the best way to manage organic waste is to recycle it into valuable compost that can be used in gardening ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Waters remain muddied at the watershed district

Citizens Advisory Committee members maintain concern over governanceIn July, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Citizens Advisory Committee cast a vote of “no confidence” in the district’s Board of Managers ability to conduct business due to dynamics ... [Published Sun Sailor - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

NorthPoint event highlights ACA impact

View Comments As part of the National Health Center Week, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., hosted a Hennepin County Health Innovation Highlights event to discuss the improvements being made in public health care since the passage ... [Published Insight News - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Ramsey, Hennepin counties may merge homes for troubled teens

In Ramsey and Hennepin counties, two residential facilities for troubled teens could soon merge.The county boards are exploring whether to combine Ramsey County Boys Totem Town in St. Paul and the Hennepin County Home School in Minnetonka. The sites are ... [Published TwinCities.com - Aug 26 2014]

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"what it's conclusion will be is unclear, but i think everyone acknowledges the need to collaborate where we can and achieve economies of scale" said Hennepin County Board Chair Mike Opat
...solutions need to be blended with social, behavioral and human services in order to be effective," said Hennepin County Board Chairman Mike Opat. "locally, the approach has resulted in improved care at a lower long term cost. this is a model that should be replicated nationally. hennepin health patients are facing problems that are not unique to hennepin county or minnesota."

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Getting to zero waste together in Hennepin County [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 07 2014]
Waters remain muddied at the watershed district [Published Sun Sailor - Sep 02 2014]
Ramsey, Hennepin counties may merge homes for t... [Published TwinCities.com - Aug 26 2014]
NorthPoint event highlights ACA impact [Published Insight News - Aug 26 2014]
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