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County moves forward with random drug testing: Failing test could cause drug user to lose public assistance

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Minnesota residents who have been convicted of drug felonies are at risk of losing their state-funded assistance if they fail a random drug test.

Affected are individuals who receive Minnesota Supplemental Assistance and have been convicted of a drug felony since 1997.

Earlier this month, the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners approved putting the county in compliance with random drug testing as required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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