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Becker County Human Services director loves being 'closer to home'

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Like so many young women, Nancy Nelson's first career was as a wife and mother.

"I married young, and started raising a family," she said. "It was never my intention to go into social work."


It was a college guidance counselor who suggested social services might be a career field Nelson would want to look into. She decided to heed the advice -- and never looked back.

On June 1, Nelson became the director of Becker County Human Services, replacing Matt Casey.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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