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Paul's Place owner refutes allegations

Dvorak: State came in ‘guns a-blazing’

COLFAX – The owner of an assisted-living facility shuttered July 24 by the state is refuting allegations used to justify the closure

Paul’s Place owner Cynthia Dvorak, 56, of Colfax, said she and her staff were addressing issues when the state Department of Social and Health Service’s Residential Care division came in “guns a-blazing” and shut down the home at the 907 S. Mill St.

Social and Human Services spokeswoman Jessica Nelson said Aug. 4 the shutdown followed 10 complaints that included allegations of criminal sexual abuse, financial exploitation and drug use, with staff providing reside...


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