Mike Opat

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Name: Mike Opat
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Answering the call

New 911 emergency communication facility provides needed upgrades for Hennepin CountyIt took more than a decade, but the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office now has one of the largest consolidated dispatch centers in the Upper Midwest.After more than a decade ... [Published Sun Sailor - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

$110M in grants requested for transit build-out

Several transit planning agencies are seeking $110 million from the Counties Transit Improvement Board to help advance new projects and improve existing transit lines in 2015.The board, which collects a quarter-cent sales tax in five metro-area counties ... [Published Finance & Commerce - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Firing of Twin Cities watershed leader leads to backlash from cities, questions on transparency

The firing of a longtime leader of one of Minnesota’s largest watershed districts has set off questions from residents and west metro cities about the future of an agency that oversees some of the most iconic waterways in the Twin Cities — from Minnehaha ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

New Program at Hennepin County Jail Designed to Help Mentally Ill

Updated: 10/09/2014 10:18 PMCreated: 10/09/2014 9:42 PM KSTP.comBy: Cassie HartA new program at the Hennepin County Jail is designed to identify inmates with mental and chemical health needs, and who are likely to reoffend."It is extremely important for ... [Published KSTP - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

County board discusses mental health community planning

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday, Sept. 18, to discuss community planning for county residents who have been deemed as mentally ill and dangerous. These individuals have been committed to a Minnesota Security Hospital or prison ... [Published Golden Valley Sun-Post - Sep 25 2014]

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"our goal is to identify those individuals who should be engaged in recovery instead of the corrections system. by embedding human service and health supports in the jail, we will help ensure that multiple bookings - oftentimes caused by untreated mental illness - will be addressed proactively" Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat said

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Answering the call [Published Sun Sailor - Oct 16 2014]
$110M in grants requested for transit build-out [Published Finance & Commerce - Oct 16 2014]
Firing of Twin Cities watershed leader leads to... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Oct 11 2014]
New Program at Hennepin County Jail Designed to... [Published KSTP - Oct 10 2014]
County board discusses mental health community ... [Published Golden Valley Sun-Post - Sep 25 2014]
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