Health services merger is urged
There was a time when Greg Schoener and Karen Main would never have agreed to merging their departments.
On Tuesday, however, they sat united before the Goodhue County Board and suggested consolidating the Public Health Service and Human Services offices by 2011.
"We've been thinking about this now for a long time," said Main, who runs Public Health. "At one time, both of us would have rather fallen on our swords than say we would consider merging."