Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Heather Mueller is the target of criticism at legislative committee hearings looking into alleged fraud in the child nutrition program. State Senator Roger Chamberlain questioned Mueller on whether the MDE should have known sooner about the alleged fraud stemming from nonprofit Feeding Our Future and whether they should have acted. Mueller says the fraud was caught within the very first month, but the MDE doesn’t have investigative authority. Mueller says her department’s actions were the reason the alleged fraud was caught. Feeding Our Future is the subject of a massive FBI investigation.
MDE Commissioner Target Of Criticism At Hearings On Child Nutrition Fraud
By Ashley Hanley|2022-04-05T05:34:21-05:00April 5th, 2022|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!