Changing course, Walz chooses longtime executive Harpstead to run embattled DHS

Newly-appointed Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead speaking at a Monday morning press conference.

Gov. Tim Walz has opted for an MBA to run DHS.

Monday, Walz announced his choice of Lutheran Social Service President Jodi Harpstead to be the Department of Human Services’ next commissioner.

In brief remarks after the announcement, Harpstead complimented Walz for working with a divided...