Minnesota At Risk Children’s News June 2016

June 25, 2016 in Child Death, Health and Mental Health, Politics and Funding, Public Policy, Resources, The States by Mike Tikkanen

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Girl ‘safe’ after missing from fire-ravaged Bemidji home; body found inside

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A 5-year-old girl was found safe in a camper in the northern Minnesota … while a man on probation for a child pornography conviction is under arrest. … Burggraf also said that the death of the woman found Wednesday morning in …

Bemidji Case May Be Tied to Child Porn and Murder – KXNet.com

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Chicago Daily Herald

Dennis Hastert reports to Minnesota federal prison

Chicago Daily Herald

But Hastert wasn’t charged with child abuse because the statutes of limitation blocked prosecutors from filing charges dating back to when Hastert …

Ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert starts prison term in Minnesota – KSFY

Former U.S. House Speaker Arrives At Minnesota Prison – KVRR

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640 Toronto News

Number of foster parents dwindling

McLeod County Chronicle

The number of children who need foster care is far outpacing the number of available beds in foster homes, according to a report from the Minnesota …

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Monte News

Dr. Elaine Heffner: Blaming parents

Monte News

Blame ranged from child abuse to negligence. Fathers were also involved, which reflects changing times, since blaming mothers has a long history, …

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Foster parents getting burned out, cleaned out

Minneapolis Star Tribune

By Brandon Stahl Star Tribune. June 20, 2016 — 1:52pm. itemprop. Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune Brenda and Larry Daml were photographed in their …

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Bemidji Pioneer

UPDATED: One dead, child missing after Hillcrest Manor fire

Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — One adult is dead and a 5-year-old child is missing after a fire … The Bemidji Fire Department, the state fire marshal, the Minnesota Bureau of … Office and the Bemidji Police Department are all investigating the death.

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INFORUM

Minnesota ranks No. 1, ND 8th in child well-being

INFORUM

It’s the second year in a row that Minnesota has earned the top ranking, … In addition, while the child and teen death rate in North Dakota at 24 per …

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Eyed in Death of Ohio Teen

NBCNews.com

Primary amebic meningoencephalitis had been suspected of causing the death of a Minnesota child in 2015, but tests later confirmed a bacterial …

Minnesota cult leader charged with 59 counts of child sex abuse

Fox News Latino

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) – A judge set bail at $1.5 million Monday for a religious sect leader who’s charged with sexually abusing girls at a secluded …

 

Family: “Heartbroken” over son’s drowning death

WDAZ

“The kids were playing down in the water and the adults were up top in the picnic area and watching the kids play in the water, there were a lot of kids …

Will sex abuse claims lead more Minn. dioceses to bankruptcy?

Minnesota Public Radio News

But the Minnesota Child Victims Act gave victims who had suffered abuse even many decades ago a chance to seek justice, if they filed claims by May …

 

 

Minnesota’s teen births dip to historic lows

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Teen pregnancies and births in Minnesota dropped sharply in 2014, … life experiences such as child neglect, spousal abuse or parental incarceration.

KFGO

Child was allegedly abused at school in Bertha, Minn.

KFGO

UPDATE: Child was allegedly abused at school in Bertha, Minn. … Kane says after the Minnesota Dept. of Education opened a maltreatment complaint …

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Winona Daily News

Boarding schools for young under scrutiny amid abuse cases

Winona Daily News

Hooper, alleged victim of sexual abuse entered the Fessenden School at age 11. … a number of elite boarding schools that enroll middle-school age children. … In Minnesota, one teacher was convicted and three others have been …

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Despite abuse reports, Dakota County left children with parents

Minneapolis Star Tribune

In court records, both denied abusing their children. … a neglect issue,” said Phil Claussen, president of the Minnesota Association of County Social …

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Crookston Daily Times

Dr. Elaine Heffner: Abuse or discipline?

Crookston Daily Times

Any parent who has experienced a child acting up in a supermarket knows how readily observers make critical comments both about the child and the …

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Child Victims Act expires, but effects remain to be seen

Duluth News Tribune

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court reported that 125 abuse claims were filed … It’s been a little more than a week since the Minnesota Child Victims Act …

Sacred Heart sued in clergy sexual abuse case dating back to 1960s

Grand Forks Herald

Sacred Heart in East Grand Forks is joining a growing list of Minnesota Catholic entities sued for clergy accused of sexual abusing children.

 

A Minnesota school pulls bait-and-switch while pretending to protect transgender students

Daily Kos

On the surface, Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, has … the Minnesota Family Council and the Minnesota Child Protection League to …

 

Man, 82, to pay four female family members $150K sexual abuse settlement

Grand Forks Herald

The lawsuit was possible because of the Minnesota Child Victim Act, a 2013 law that temporarily waived the statute of limitations in child sex abuse …

Charges: ND Woman Leaves 2 Kids In Home Without Plumbing

CBS Local

Forty-nine-year-old Antoinette Liggett recently pleaded guilty to a felony child neglect charge. Her sentence includes about four months at a re-entry …

Spike in abuse reports overwhelms Hennepin County child protection system

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A dramatic rise in reported child abuse in Hennepin County is overwhelming child protection workers, filling up foster homes and shelter beds and in …

Religious Right targets Reps. Emmer, Paulsen over pro-LGBTQ vote

TheColu.mn

The Minnesota Child Protection League went after them on Facebook: “Two MN Republicans supported this horrid amendment: Tom Emmer and Erik …

 

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