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PATH MN merges with Kindred Family Focus

Yahoo Finance

The merger positions Kindred Family Focus as the largest private foster and adoption agency in Minnesota, offering expanded services in every part of …

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Minnesota man held for molesting

The Banner-Graphic

In the neglect case, charged as a Class D felony, Trimbach is accused of leaving a minor child home alone at the Greencastle residence where he had …

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Ingebrigtsen’s bill addresses child abuse

Alexandria Echo Press

Ingebrigtsen’s bill addresses child abuse … R-Alexandria, presented “Erin’s Law” — legislation designed to prevent child sexual abuse in Minnesota.

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Cass County Board: Abuse, neglect cases lower in 2016

Brainerd Dispatch

Cass County Board: Abuse, neglect cases lower in 2016 … Nine percent of Minnesota children and 5 percent of preschoolers have serious emotional …

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Eagan Day Care Provider Acussed Of Assaulting 13-Month-Old Boy

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

The baby had been going to her day care since he was 9 weeks old. … According to the complaint, a child abuse pediatrician examined the baby and …

Baby suffers severe brain damage, his Eagan caregiver charged – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Eagan Day Care Provider Assaulted 13-Month-Old Boy: Charges – Patch.com

Full Coverage

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University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

kwwl.com

University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case … found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse …

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We’re joining bipartisan forces to fight opioid abuse; please help us

Minneapolis Star Tribune

… who can’t wake her child who overdosed on an opioid. The video is from an anti-opioid-abuse campaign called Dose of Reality, on which Minnesota …

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Fillmore County Parents Accused of Beating, Locking Up Daughter Sentenced to Probation

KSTP.com

… each: third-degree assault involving a past pattern of child abuse, according to court … Vold’s daughters babysat the children involved in the case often. … child protection, including two additional prior cases in Minnesota within the …

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After culture changes, no data to suggest better response to child abuse

The News Journal

Delaware is one of the slowest states to respond to initial child abuse reports … Only six other states — Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, …

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Project Turnabout hosts 200+ for training

Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Forrest-Perkins served as the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and Minnesota Communities …

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Hennepin County readies for $13 million child protection overhaul

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota. The charismatic 46-year-old is orchestrating a $13 …

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Something new for the Minnesota Legislature: a caucus of first Minnesotans

MinnPost

The proposals run the gamut, from creating an ombudsperson for American Indian families and putting more money into child protection services to …

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Fillmore County Parents Accused of Beating, Locking Up Daughter Sentenced to Probation

KSTP.com

The couple had previously had issues with child protection, including two additional prior cases in Minnesota within the span of a year, and one case …

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Minnesota Pro-Abortion Legislator Tim Walz Launches Campaign for Governor

LifeNews.com

Minnesota Pro-Abortion Legislator Tim Walz Launches Campaign for … the protection from abortion of unborn children who are able to feel pain, a ban …

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Cass County Board: Abuse, neglect cases lower in 2016

Brainerd Dispatch

Nine percent of Minnesota children and 5 percent of preschoolers have serious emotional disturbances that interfere at home and in school.

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America Is Losing The War On Opioids, And Children Are The Real Victims

Huffington Post

Peter Shumlin, “All of those involved in the child protection system are … Minnesota saw an increase of children placed into their state foster care by …

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Daily Digest: State likely to meet clean energy goals

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Minnesota is set to meet its carbon emissions targets under the Clean … learning scholarships, quality child care and school-readiness programs. Rep …

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Franken, Hatch Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017

Senator Al Franken

Franken, Hatch Introduce Child Protection Improvement (CPIA) Act of 2017 … That is why we support the Child Protection Improvements Act. This legislation … Franken to Announce Federal Measure to Ensure No Minnesota Child is …

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Child Welfare Foundation Trainer

Minnesota Jobs

Child Welfare Foundation Trainer. St. Paul, MN. $52,659 – $77,590 /annually. Job Summary. **This position may offer some flexible work …

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Minnesota boy, 4, dies after accidentally hanging himself in thrift store dressing room

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

A 4-year-old boy died after an accidental hanging at a Mankato store on Saturday, police said. Around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the …

Minnesota boy dies in accidental hanging in thrift store – cleveland.com

Four-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Hangs Self in Dressing Room – NBCNews.com

4-year-old dies in accidental hanging in Mankato – KARE

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Slain Minnesota woman’s family hopes for arrests, charges in her death

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Slain Minnesota woman’s family hopes for arrests, charges in her death … Norby’s trailer home, where she lived with her teenage son, was “fully …

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Son of former Inver Grove Heights police chief killed in head-on crash

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

The 21-year-old son of former Inver Grove Heights Police Chief Larry Stanger was killed Sunday night in a western Wisconsin car crash, authorities …

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US infant mortality rate falls to historic low; Minnesota’s already low rate is unchanged

MinnPost

Yet, despite this positive trend, the United States still has one of the highest rates of infant mortality (the death of a baby before his or her first birthday) …

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Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton …

Hastings Star Gazette

The death certificate, on file with the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records, lists the manner of Rudolph’s death as natural and …

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Minnesota 4-year-old dies in accidental hanging

Pryor Daily Times

MANKATO, Minn. — A 4-year-old boy died Saturday in the dressing room of a Minnesota thrift store, in what authorities are calling an accidental …

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Mother Sentenced to Prison in Newborn’s Death

U.S. News & World Report

Prosecutors acknowledged the mother struggled with postpartum depression, but said Htoo knew what she was doing with she filled her son’s bottle …

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Todd Fisher says mom Debbie Reynolds set him up for death

East Grand Forks Exponent

Todd Fisher says mom Debbie Reynolds set him up for death … and died one day after her 60-year-old daughter died following a heart attack. … Fisher says he’s “really OK” with his mother’s death, but “not so OK” with his sister’s. … BEMIDJI, MN (PaulBunyanBroadcasting.com) It appears plans for a …

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament – East Grand Forks Exponent

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Donald L. Thompson, 83

East Grand Forks Exponent

Donald L. Thompson, 83, of Greenbush, MN, died Wednesday, March 16, 2017 in … In November 1959, they welcomed their second child, Lowell.

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Minnesota boy accidentally hangs himself in dressing room

The Missouri Injury Blog (blog)

Minnesota boy accidentally hangs himself in dressing room … A 4-year-old boy has died after police in Minnesota say he accidentally hanged himself …

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Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

East Grand Forks Exponent

Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship … TV) A Grand Forks woman faces one felony count of “Abuse of a Child” for allegedly … BEMIDJI, MN (PaulBunyanBroadcasting.com) It appears plans for a Veteran’s …

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MN 911 centers vigilant after Dallas call centers face issues

Tribble Agency

A grieving mother is looking for answers after the death of her 6-month-old son. Trapped at a client’s home without a auto, a sitter called 911 three …

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Four Year Old Mankato Boy Dies

Southern Minnesota News

(Mankato, MN) – Mankato police are investigating the death of a four year old boy. Officers responded to a medical call involving the child at 5:38 …

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MN: Board hears highlights of 2016 HHVS report

Pilot-Independent – March 29, 2017

Highlights from the 2016 Health, Human and Veterans Services (HHVS) annual report were presented March 21 by HHVS Director Michele Piprude and Heidi Tumberg, Director of Business Management. In 2016 Cass saw higher levels of child abuse intakes; neglect was the leading category, with 450 incidents, followed by physical abuse, 188. In 2016, Cass had 573 child protection intakes, 189 child welfare, and 57, children’s mental health.

http://www.walkermn.com/news/board-hears-highlights-of-hhvs-report/article_48eae7e2-1482-11e7-b5d0-bb8969691730.html

 

 

Couple Sentenced to Treatment, Probation for Child Abuse Conviction

KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) – An Ostrander couple will serve time in a treatment center and 5 years of probation for abusing their 5-year-old daughter.

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Abuse of Children

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs. 202 East Superior Street. Duluth, MN 55802. 218.722.2781 www.theduluthmodel.org.

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Depressed Minnesota mom who killed baby gets prison for manslaughter

Duluth News Tribune

When the poison failed, Htoo smothered her son to death with her hands. Then she placed him in a baby carrier, put the seat in her husband’s car and, …

 

WATCH: Millie and Wren Holloman share their adoption story live on ‘GMA’

East Grand Forks Exponent

WATCH: Millie and Wren Holloman share their adoption story live on ‘GMA’ … Wonderful Life Foods is located in downtown Crookston, Minnesota.

Troubled St. Cloud center for children to close … – Star Tribune

www.startribune.com/troubled-st-cloud-center-for-children-to-close…/415241974/

Mar 2, 2017 – Troubled StCloud Children’s Home to move 30 children, lay off 95 … The closure comes amid rising concerns about an acute shortage of …

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