Community Services


530 Fir Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


Link: Community Services Page

Community Services Division is made up of the following functions: Human Services, Probation, Public Health, University of Minnesota Extension and Veteran Services
Name Title Email Phone
Dinsmore, John Community Services Director 218-998-8150

Child Support 

121 W Junius Ave
Suite 130
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


Economic Assistance Programs 

535 Fir Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


505 South Court Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


Link: University of MN Extension Office Page

Human Services  

530 Fir Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


Link: Human Services Page

Name Title Email Phone
Sjostrom, Deb Director of Human Services 218-998-8185
Anderson, Brooks Child Support Supervisor 218-998-8648
Aschnewitz, Diane Financial Manager 218-998-8157
Courrier, Melanie Disability Services/Licensing Social S. Supervisor 218-998-8259
Jokela, Tamra Child & Family Services Social Services Supervisor 218-998-8195
Lee, Becky Support Services Supervisor 218-998-8153
Fischer, Michelle Long Term Care Unit Human Services Supervisor 218-998-8148
Ranum, Cheryl Financial Assistance Supervisor 218-385-5453
Shebeck, Stacy Financial Assistance Supervisor 218-998-8239
Williams, Margaret Behavioral Health Social Services Supervisor 218-998-8170
Vanderlinden, Pat Support Services Supervisor 218-998-8236

Income Maintenance 

118 N. Main
New York Mills Office, MN 56537


Intake - Child, Family & Adult Services 

530 Fir Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537



121 Junius Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


Name Title Email Phone
Lutzwick, Desta Interim Probation Director 218-998-8508
Gontarek, Joannie Probation Officer 218-998-8507
Bergren, Tonya Probation Officer 218-998-8506
Emerson, Robert Probation Agent 218-998-8517
Johnson, Kyle Probation Officer 218-385-5490
Jensen, Melissa Probation Officer 218-998-8505
Sachs, Mindy Probation Officer 218-385-5493
Metcalf, Hallie DWI Court Probation Officer 218-998-8512

Public Health 

560 Fir Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Name Title Email Phone
Thorson, Diane Public Health Director 218-998-8333
Lein, Jody Long Term Care Unit Supervisor 218-998-8338
Wentworth, Kristi Family Home Visiting Supervisor 218-998-8348
Schoon, Wendy WIC Coordinator 218-998-8322
Gibbs, Ann PHN: Emergency Preparedness 218-998-8343
Metzger, Jessica PHN: Infectious Disease 218-998-8328
Erickson, Kristin SHIP Healthcare Strategy 218-998-8336
Lindberg, Janet Public Health Dietitian 218-998-8334
Hendrickx, Kathy Child & Teen Checkup Outreach 218-385-5505
Moen, Kathy Follow Along Program 218-385-5500
Voss, Nancy Coordinator on Aging 218-998-8340
Bye, Kristin PHN: Lactation Consultant 214-998-8335
Georgeson, Anthony Environmental Health Specialist, Central OTC 218-998-8342
Schmidt, Becky Environmental Health Specialist, West OTC 218-998-8344
Erickson, Monique Environmental Health Specialist, East OTC 218-385-5508


8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.