Dusty Letica

Dusty Letica named financial assistance division director for St. Louis County

St. Louis County has hired Dusty Letica as the new financial assistance division director for Public Health and Human Services. Letica oversees a staff of 180 working out of offices in Duluth, Hibbing, Virginia and Ely.

Letica, of Duluth, previously worked in St. Louis County’s Financial Assistance Division in various roles for nearly 10 years. Most recently he worked for Carlton County Public Health and Human Services. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The College of St. Scholastica.

“Dusty has proven his commitment to this work and leads his team through the mission to provide accurate, timely eligibility determinations with good customer service,” said Linnea Mirsch, director of Public Health and Human Services

Letica replaces Debbie Waldriff who retired earlier this year.

The Financial Assistance Division is responsible for determining which federal and state assistance programs a person may be eligible to receive following the strict guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. These assistance programs — which are designed and mandated by the state and federal government and administered by the county — include medical assistance, food and housing support, child support and cash assistance programs. The Financial Assistance Division also plays a significant role in temporary economic supports to individuals and families by providing Medical Assistance (Medicaid) healthcare to low-income individuals.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Earns Performance Award

HIBBING — Troy A. Loeb of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently earned the firm’s exclusive Century Award for outstanding performance during 2017.

Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, calls Loeb a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve. Loeb was one of only 579 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors to receive the Century Award.

“Troy has demonstrated unyielding dedication and enthusiasm for his business,” Weddle said. “Troy has reached a benchmark in his career that deserves recognition, and the Century Award provides that recognition. I am proud to call him an Edward Jones financial advisor.”

Loeb said he is honored to receive the award. “I am one of those fortunate people who gets to make a living doing something I truly enjoy,” Loeb said. “This industry is always challenging and sometimes difficult, but I enjoy helping the people of the Iron Range meet their financial goals. It is a pleasure to be recognized for my work.”

Loeb has been an Edward Jones financial advisor for 6 years, and he knows the hard work that goes into building a business in the financial services industry. Loeb is honored to receive the award.

Loeb and Branch Office Administrator Liz Carlsen can be reached at 218-262-1860. You may also visit Loeb website at www.edwardjones.com.


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