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Innocence Lost: A culture of abuse

Minnesota Public Radio News

Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is being forced to revisit a grim part of its past as it works to resolve lawsuits that charge it with failing to …

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Skoog: Encryption protects everyone– except exploited children

Minnesota Daily

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 18.4 million reports of child sexual abuse material in 2018. As many of the reports …

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Shakopee man found guilty of criminal sexual conduct, malicious punishment of a child

SW News Media

Paul Jonathon Lindahl was found guilty in Scott County District Court of … Lindahl denied harming or otherwise mistreating the child when he spoke to … for children in Minneapolis, that’d she’d been physically and sexually abused …

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Healthy relationships matter

Hometown Focus

… substance abuse, or incarceration; physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; … The kind of situation that creates the trigger is when a child repeatedly … Trainers from the Minnesota Communities Caring for Children organization to …

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Coach gets 24 years for sexual abuse of teen figure skater

KARE11.com

MINNEAPOLIS — A former figure skating coach will serve a 24-year prison sentence for repeatedly sexually abusing a former student starting from the …

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There are 45 Mn Child Abuse Photos Online. Can We Control This?

The Quint

Images of children, as young as 3-year-old, are strewn across the internet. But not the fuzzy kinds we love to see, these are graphic images of sexual …

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Minnesota skating coach sentenced for sexually abusing skater

KELOLAND.com

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Associated Press) — A Minnesota figure skating coach has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing one of his …

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East Grand Forks Woman Facing More Charges Related To Domestic Abuse

East Grand Forks Exponent

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (iNewZ.TV) Six people were in an SUV that rolled in East Brand Forks Monday night. Two of them were injured. * Story is …

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Otto Bremer Trust awards 156 grants totaling $10.2 million

Crookston Daily Times

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $10,257,564 in grants as part of its most … A list of grants awarded to organizations in central and northern Minnesota … assault, elder abuse, trafficking/sexual exploitation, and child sexual abuse.

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Criminal charges filed in Chappy’s probe

Duluth News Tribune

Former owner Theresa Lee Olson faces 25 of those charges, including one count of … Jason Steck, an Edina, Minn., attorney who has represented Chappy’s … reported numerous substantiated incidents of maltreatment at the facility.

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Burnsville Woman Gets 1 Year Of Prison For Assaulting Baby

Patch.com

The baby suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the woman’s … BURNSVILLE, MN — A Burnsville woman has been sentenced for beating a … “The abuse and mistreatment of a child is unconscionable,” Dakota County …

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Domestic, international adoptions are falling in Minnesota

Marshall Independent

PAUL (AP) — Adoptions in Minnesota are plummeting, and Tim Young … Many are older children who have experienced trauma, abuse or poverty.

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A conversation with Michael Nash, head of LA’s Office Child Protection, about his newly-released …

witnessla.com

MN: Once again, in the absence of information that the child was being severely neglected or abused—other than hearsay information, which the …

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The Diocese of Rochester – New York’s Child Victim’s Act Opens Claims Floodgate, Forces Debtor …

Bankrupt Company News (press release) (blog)

September 12, 2019 − The Diocese of Rochester (“The Diocese” or the … estimated assets between $50.0mn and $100.0mn; and estimated liabilities … In respect of many cases of alleged abuse that are the basis of claims, the …

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Statement from Bishop Bill Wright: Volume IV of the Cunneen Commission

mnnews.today

I renew my invitation to those affected by abuse; if it is of assistance on your healing journeys to meet with me and hear an apology from me, I welcome …

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Local center recognizes “We All Stand With Kids” month

CBS 3 Duluth

DULUTH, MN– A local center is raising awareness to prevent child abuse. First Witness Child Advocacy Center in Duluth partners with the community …

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MN Crime Rebuttal to City Pages’ Hit Piece: Shining a Bright Light on Local Media

Alpha News MN

City Pages, that bastion of local journalistic integrity, thinks they’ve … sex trafficking, sexual abuse and child rape in the state of Minnesota over the …

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Closure for Fillmore County woman, three decades after abuse

KTTC

PRESTON, Minn. (KTTC) – A crime committed … According to the criminal complaint, most of the abuse happened in a barn at a Fillmore County farm.

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Minnesota Parents Plan Rally To Protect Kids

Alpha News MN

This twisted view happens to go all the way back to mad-scientist Alfred Kinsey—a hero on the left—who went so far as to study pedophiles’ abuse of …

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Charges: Boy, 8, died after mom locked him in garage during Polar Vortex

Bring Me The News

DNA swabs of the area proved “insufficient for interpretation.” … Police also found signs of physical abuse on the boy’s body, including “17 linear and …

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Charges: Minnesota woman locked son, 8, in cold garage, killing him

KIMT 3

A Minnesota woman whose court records show a history of child neglect … with the family for years following reports of abuse, violence and threats.

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MN – Child Garage Charges

knoxradio

… that the boy was ordered to sit in the garage. The Associated Press is not naming the mother or children because court records cite sexual abuse.

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How does Minnesota’s DHS keep owing the Feds money?

Alpha News MN

State Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) is the chair of the Health and … That opens the door to fraud, waste, and abuse, all at the state level.

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US watchdog: Separated migrant children suffered trauma

Crookston Daily Times

US watchdog: Separated migrant children suffered trauma ….. history for crimes involving child abuse — had a third-degree child neglect felony on her …

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Imbalance of abuse slowly redressed

mnnews.today

“The lingering effects of abuse are profound,” Dr Miller said. … The initial exposure of abuse in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle was one of the …

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As adoptions fall nationwide, nonprofits say the number of Minnesota children in need of foster …

Grand Forks Herald

As adoptions fall nationwide, nonprofits say the number of Minnesota … Many are older children who have experienced trauma, abuse or poverty.

Adoptions fall nationwide: Nonprofits say the number of Minn. children in need of foster care is … – PostBulletin.com

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Minnesota adoptions falling. International adoptions most affected.

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Young, of Grand Marais, Minn., is the father of six kids, most of them … Many are older children who have experienced trauma, abuse or poverty.

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Woman charged with assault on toddler who suffered brain damage

KARE11.com

Woman charged with assault on toddler who suffered brain damage … that the child had experienced previous abuse by his biological parents. … and then airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with severe head trauma.

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Sowers Car Show yields $2.5K each for Child Advocacy Center, Autism Family Network

Mesabi Daily News

The money for the Child Advocacy Center will allow the agency to continue to provide services to help fight child abuse in Lincoln, Lancaster County …

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Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein’s estate for $100mn over alleged sex abuse

Gulf Times

Epstein’s death deprived his alleged victims of a chance to face him at a … window to sue over alleged sexual abuse, regardless of when it occurred.

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Iowa pastor arrested in Minnesota, faces Omaha abuse charges

La Crosse Tribune

Iowa pastor arrested in Minnesota, faces Omaha abuse charges … warrant that charged him with two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child.

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  R. Kelly charged with prostitution involving a minor in Minnesota

fox4kc.com

R. Kelly charged with prostitution involving a minor in Minnesota …. The Minnesota indictment is the latest in a tangle of charges against Kelly, who’s faced accusations of abuse and manipulation of underage girls and women for …

R. Kelly Paid Minor To Dance Naked For Him In Minneapolis: Cops – Patch.com

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  Guam clergy sex abuse victims tell their stories

AberdeenNews.com

Each brings along a childhood photo of himself at around the age when … Their lawsuits are among at least 223 that have been filed alleging abuse …

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  Lawyers For Abused Child Want Boy Scout Files Released

Voice Of Alexandria (press release)

(Saint Paul, MN) — Lawyers representing a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a Boy Scout leader are asking a Ramsey County judge to release …

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  Zimmerman Services upgrades with expanded mandate

mnnews.today

There is no denying the effect of historic child sexual abuse, but there is an absolute commitment not only from the leadership of the Diocese, but also …

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  Healthy relationships matter

Hometown Focus

Who would have thought that prenatal and childhood trauma could lead to teen and adult depression, obesity, …. John Soghigian lives in Ely, MN.

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  Teen was bullied online, and now he’s gone

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pew also reported that 90% of teens believe online harassment is a … trauma and other mental health concerns, visit the Minnesota Department of …

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Minnesota BCA: Girl whose body was found in southern MN ditch died as result of homicide

KIMT 3

The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Robinson died of homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head,” the Minnesota …

Charges: Minnesota woman locked son, 8, in cold garage, killing him

KIMT 3

The cause of the boy’s death was initially listed as undetermined. There were no fresh signs of trauma, but the boy had scars on his back that indicated …

Charges: Tasha Tennin Locked Son, 8, In Cold Garage, Killing Him – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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A Conversation With LA Office of Child Protection’s Michael Nash About Why 4-Year-Old Noah …

witnessla.com

MN: First of all, part of the reason this case seems to have drawn interest is because of the … Because removing a child can be very traumatic.

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Lawsuit filed over rollback of child immigrant protections

AberdeenNews.com

Lawsuit filed over rollback of child immigrant protections … (AP) — Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued on Monday over the … bear the burden of the long-term impact of the trauma those children endured in … Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New …

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Woman charged with assault on toddler who suffered brain damage

KARE11.com

The boy was taken by ambulance to Cambridge Medical Center, and then airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with severe head trauma.

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Woman arrested, charged with assaulting infant in Isanti County

KSTP

When asked what happened, Mohrland told officers the child wasn’t eating, … She later confirmed she tossed the child roughly 6-7 feet. … to a hospital and then airlifted to Children’s Medical Center in Minneapolis. Once admitted, the child was reported to be suffering from severe head trauma, and was …

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Woodbury Man Charged In Infant Son’s Death After Dropping Him On His Head

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Woodbury man faces murder charges after reportedly telling investigators he intentionally dropped his 4-month-old son …

Complaint: Woodbury man intentionally dropped infant on head, leads to child’s death – KSTP

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Murder charges: Baby was being ‘difficult,’ so Minnesota dad dropped him on his head

Alexandria Echo Press

The cause of death was blunt force trauma. Doctors said the head injury was so severe it would have left the infant permanently blind, deaf and unable …

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Daycare’s license suspended after baby found unresponsive

PostBulletin.com

Police said the baby had no visible signs of trauma but an autopsy is … In Minnesota, family child care programs are licensed by the Department of …

MDH Releases New Data On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Patch.com

MINNESOTA — New data show unsafe sleep environments account for nearly all unexpected infant deaths in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department …

Denial of service leads to Black infant’s death

MSR News Online

Six weeks ago, a young mother raced her nine-month-old child to Children’s Hospital in South Minneapolis. Three weeks later, with her child showing …

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How anti-vaxxers target grieving moms and turn them into crusaders against vaccines

NBCNews.com

Fifteen miles west of Minneapolis, a billboard looms over a field of tall grass … Since her death in March, Evee has served as a literal poster child for the … The story of her death is told at protests, read aloud at statehouses, and …

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Bagley woman gets 18 years for baby’s death

knoxradio

A 31-year-old woman from Bagley (MN) was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for the 2018 death of a two-month-old girl in her care.

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Brooklyn Park Police Arrest 19-Year-Old Father in Baby Death

ccxmedia.org

Brooklyn Park police arrested a father after the death of his 2-month-old son, authorities said Friday. Officers responded Tuesday afternoon to an …

Man arrested in connection to death of infant in Brooklyn Park – KSTP

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Brooklyn Park Father Charged In Death Of 2-Month-Old Baby

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Brooklyn Park man has been charged in the death of his 2-month-old son. Derrick Tyshawn …

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Man arrested on suspicion of murdering infant son

AberdeenNews.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of his 2-month-old son in a Brooklyn …

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MN baby dies while sleeping next to drunk dad

Valley News Live

MINNEAPOLIS (KARE) A Minnesota man is accused of negligently putting his infant son next to him to sleep, which police say ultimately caused the …

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Infant Killed After Drunk Dad Rolled While Sleeping: Police

Patch.com

Infant Killed After Drunk Dad Rolled While Sleeping: Police … A heavily intoxicated Minneapolis father fell asleep and rolled onto his infant son, killing …

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Charges: Baby died sleeping in bed with drunk father

Bring Me The News

A drunken mistake by a 36-year-old Minneapolis man resulted in the death of his infant son last year, according to charges filed in Hennepin County …

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Minneapolis family loses a second son to gunfire

Minneapolis Star Tribune

And it happened two years after the victim’s brother was shot to death, … but relatives identified the 23-year-old father of infant twins in social media …

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Minnesota newborn died from intoxication after mom unexpectedly gave birth following drinking …

Fox News

A Minnesota woman was charged with manslaughter Wednesday after prosecutors say her infant died from intoxication last year after she went on a …

Mother charged in newborn’s alcohol-related death – KARE11.com

Charges: Baby Dies After Pregnant Woman Drinks Liter Of Whiskey, Gives Birth In Bedroom – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MN mom charged in her newborn’s death makes national news – Bring Me The News

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Rogers woman charged with causing newborn’s death during drinking binge

Minneapolis Star Tribune

30 and found the just-born baby girl, who had come out blue with the … In the months leading up to the infant’s death, Cameron was enrolled in …

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Baby who anti-vaxxers claim died from vaccines died from co-sleeping

9Honey

Baby who anti-vaxxers claim died from vaccines died from co-sleeping …. The anti-vaccination movement has been called out for blaming the death of … of Evee Clobes by the anti-vaxx movement in Minnesota to fuel misinformation …

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Minnesota parents charged in drowning death of 21-month-old son

NBCNews.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors say a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son left their children unsupervised for …

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Northwestern Minnesota woman sentenced for murdering infant

Grand Forks Herald

Sarah Leah Kortan, 31, was sentenced Monday, Sept. 23, for the death of her infant cousin. She was caring for Josephine Taylor Kortan while the …

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Bloomington parents charged in the drowning death of their baby

Bring Me The News

The tragic drowning death of a baby in Bloomington has led to criminal … revealing that the baby boy’s parents left their three young children alone, …

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Bloomington Parents Sabrina & Eddy Louis Charged In Son’s Tub Drowning Death

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Bloomington couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son left their two children …

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Prominent anti-vaxxer’s six-month-old baby died from asphyxiation from co-sleeping with her and …

Daily Mail

The six-month-old baby of a prominent anti-vaxxer died from asphyxiation due to … She had gone to bed the night before at home in Minnesota after …

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Denial of service leads to Black infant’s death

MSR News Online

Six weeks ago, a young mother raced her nine-month-old child to Children’s Hospital in South Minneapolis. Three weeks later, with her child showing …

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Woman sentenced in death of baby

KFGO News

RED LAKE FALLS, MINN. (KFGO) – A Bagley woman has been sentenced to 18-years in prison for the 2018 death of a 2-month-old girl in her care.

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Brooklyn Park Father Charged In Death Of 2-Month-Old Baby

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Brooklyn Park man has been charged in the death of his 2-month-old son. Derrick Tyshawn …

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Brant receives 25 years for murder of toddler son

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

The Breckenridge, Minnesota, man was charged with killing his toddler son. Korey Rosales was among the people wearing “Justice 4 Winter Barker” …

Brant sentenced to 25 years for second degree murder – Wahpeton Daily News

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Father arrested in connection to 2-month-old baby’s death

KMSP-TV

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (FOX 9) – A 19-year-old father has been arrested in connection to the death of his two-month-old baby boy, according to …

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2 Chicago women plead not guilty in death of taken baby

Minneapolis Star Tribune

CHICAGO — Two Chicago women charged with killing a 19-year-old have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of the victim’s child.

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5 things to know today: Bennett, Hoehn, Wrongful death lawsuit, Tuszka, Record zander

INFORUM

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal … The 22-year-old was pregnant when she was killed and her baby was cut from …

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State Highlights: Child Welfare Reforms Underway In Illinois, Connecticut But Problems Persist …

Kaiser Health News

Media outlets report on news from Illinois, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, California, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee and …

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MN Baby Death – Charges

knoxradio

A Minnesota judge has lifted a no contact order for a man accused of killing his infant son allowing the defendant to have contact with his pregnant …

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  Prosecutors: Newborn died after pregnant woman drank liter of whiskey, gave birth in bedroom

fox6now.com

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota woman has been charged in the 2018 … The baby was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. An autopsy later revealed that …

Mom Charged With Manslaughter After Newborn Dies and Mother Claims She Went on Pregnant … – PEOPLE.com

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  Man Finds ‘Mummified’ Baby’s Corpse in His Mom’s Freezer After Her Death

PEOPLE.com

A Missouri man has been left reeling after learning his late mother left behind a horrifying secret: she’d seemingly been storing a dead baby in the …

Missouri man finds infant’s mummified body in dead mom’s freezer decades after mistaking box for … – Fox News

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  Baby Born With Blood Alcohol Level of .234 After Mom Allegedly Drank While Pregnant: Cops

Inside Edition

A Minnesota mom has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly binge … An autopsy of the baby said its cause of death was “acute alcohol …

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  Mother Arrested After Giving Birth to Drunk Baby

Patheos (blog)

A Minnesota woman is facing manslaughter charges after delivering a … The coroner listed the infant’s cause of death as acute ethanol intoxication …

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  Hot Car Deaths: How Many Kids Have Died In Minnesota

Patch.com

MINNESOTA — Twenty-four children have died in hot cars so far this year, including 1-year-old twins in New City, New York, who died Friday after …

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  Is leaving a child to die in a hot car a memory lapse or a crime?

Deseret News

Charges are less likely to be dropped if a parent deliberately left a child in a car, as happened in the death of a 4-year-old in St. Paul, Minnesota, …

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  8 mini-reviews from the Minnesota Fringe Festival

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The treats are passed out during a brief segment in which we’re asked True/False questions about death and dying. The rest of the ably performed …

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  Woman Charged With Manslaughter When Her Unborn Baby Dies After a Drinking “Bender”

LifeNews.com

A Minnesota woman is facing manslaughter charges this week after she allegedly drank so much alcohol while pregnant that her baby died.

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  Mother sobs as she hears drowned toddler’s heart beat inside baby whose life he saved

Metro

Cash died in a swimming pool accident aged two last summer, with his … Eaton’s meeting with Lola at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s …

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  DHS penalizes county over fostercare placements

Aitkin Independent Age

Mille Lacs County learned this summer they were on the Minnesota … Mille Lacs County has no control over these foster care placements and the …

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  Loving Libby: First she stole their hearts, then she stole their last name

Bemidji Pioneer

But that all changed two months ago when their third foster child became their …. Online: mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/licensing/foster-care-for- …

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  Oregon Chooses Former Foster Youth to Lead Its Child Welfare System

The Chronicle of Social Change

Rebecca Jones Gaston, a former foster youth and social worker who … Gaston was born in Minnesota, and was adopted from the state’s foster care …

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  Fillmore Central superintendent announces retirement at end of school year

Bluff Country Newspaper Group

The board signed a foster care transportation agreement with the Fillmore … Further items to handle included a resolution supporting the Minnesota …

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  ‘Fostering Is Love’ Walk @ Mall Of America

Yahoo News

This Saturday, Mall of America is hosting the Fostering is Love walk. On any given day in Minnesota, there are more than 10,500 kids in foster care.

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  Oregon’s new foster care director hopes to ‘transform’ system

Pamplin Media Group

Adopted out of foster care as a baby, Rebecca Jones Gaston will now oversee the welfare … Jones Gaston was born in Minnesota and raised in Iowa.

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  Interview: Adoptive mothers Julie Overbye Ledy and Michaela Kalish talk about the joys of fostering …

KSTP

Thousands of children are in Minnesota’s foster care system. … mother Michaela Kalish to give information about the adoption and fostering process.

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  Meet The Pet Guest Of The Week: Indie

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

How I Arrived At NHS: I was found as a sick stray and was taken into a local vets office. They took care of me until I could go into a foster home and get …

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Oregon Department of Human Services hires child welfare director from Maryland

Statesman Journal

Oregon’s new director of child welfare, Rebecca Jones Gaston, has a personal connection to foster care and child welfare. She entered Minnesota’s …

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  Meet The Pet Guest Of The Week: Swag!

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Swag arrived at AHS when his owner passed away and the family could not care … After his surgery, Swag spent his recovery time in AHS foster care.

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  The week that was, what’s to come

Southernminn.com

14 with a bevy of activities fit for the family. … How opioids, meth have forced Minnesota counties to rethink foster care, Four Faribault family members …

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  Backpacks for Fosters: Moonlighters, Premier Bank team up to collect care packages for separated …

Southernminn.com

Foster care is handled by the Minnesota Prairie County Alliance in Steele County, as well as in Dodge and Waseca counties. When a child is removed …

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  Matching clients of color with therapists of color

Monitorsaintpaul

She started Minnesota CarePartner, located at the old Central medical … and then foster care, and eventually was adopted by a Minnesota couple.

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  Vikings in the Community: St. Paul Youngsters Fitted for New Shoes

Vikings.com

“Being able to give back and show the kids that we care is huge,” added …… Edwards, Vikings Equip Children’s Home Society Youth for Fall in Minnesota … than 200 children and youth through foster care, adoption and child-specific …

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  The fight to keep more black kids in their homes

MSR News Online

… from their mother in St. Paul around 1991 and placed into foster care. … Minnesota’s “Child Maltreatment Report” (2016) indicates that black children …

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  Annie Mack gives and gets healing through song

MSR News Online

“My mother had a love of music that she passed on to my sister and me,” recalled Minnesota-born-and-raised jazz and blues vocalist Annie Mack.

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  Two dogs were found together in a car, now they are fostered by neighbors in Lake City

River Towns

Emotional Rescue had everything lined up to get Leia to Minnesota from … finding a way to get Tucker to Minnesota and as well as a foster home.

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  4 to be inducted in Pillager Hall of Fame

Brainerd Dispatch

After eight years as the lead judge for Minnesota’s Pro-Start state …. In addition to Williams’ military service, she and Dannie were foster parents for 23 …

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  How opioids, meth have forced Minnesota counties to rethink foster care

MinnPost

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature passed laws to strengthen the state’s foster care system, emphasizing intervention and prevention efforts that might …

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  Minnesota corrections officials consider alternatives to prison for pregnant women and mothers

Bemidji Pioneer

She sees Indigo, her only child who is now 15 months old, just a few times per month. … Most often, the maternal grandmother or father will care for the child. … and even save tax dollars, as fewer kids will be pushed into foster care.

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  ‘There Is No Safe Amount’: Advocates Raise Awareness For Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Often, lost in the search for facts are the faces of Minnesota kids living with … His parents adopted the now 15-year-old as a baby, unaware of any problems. … will push for mandatory FASD screening for all kids entering foster care.

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  Letter: Professional mentoring program offers hope for FM area youth

INFORUM

In both North Dakota and Minnesota, the number of youth experiencing foster care is increasing. On any given day in Fargo-Moorhead, at least 50 …

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  Fostering on the Farm

Successful Farming

In Alaska, Georgia, Minnesota, Indiana, Montana, and New Hampshire, the foster care population increased more than 50% between 2012 and 2016.

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  Departing Minnesota DHS commissioner says state should break up the agency

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Nursing home care for about 23,000 people on any given day in 362 facilities across the state. Foster care. Nearly 16,600 children experienced …

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  Opioid settlement would divide money based on local impact

Minnesota Lawyer

… some of the taxpayer costs associated with the deadly epidemic, including mental health services, police calls and foster care for children of addicts.

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  3 attorneys considered for Iron Range bench

Duluth News Tribune

The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection recently selected … representing clients in criminal cases and children in the foster care system.

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  Merlin Clark

Dickinson County News

27 at American Lutheran Church of Windom, Minnesota, for Merlin Ralph Clark. … They also provided foster care services for over 30 children while living in … His surviving family includes his wife Cindy; sons: Chad (Holly) Clark of …

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  Residents building their families with adoption share their stories

ECM Publishers

MN Adopt is contracted by the state to maintain the State Adoption … The most common types of adoption include foster care adoption, infant adoption …

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  Mankato Clinic Foundation announces grant recipients during quarter three

Southernminn.com

South Central Minnesota Pride Youth Division ($1,000). • Lake Crystal … Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – Foster Care Mentorship ($2,500).

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  Brainerd man gets more than 12 years in prison for poisoning of 4-month-old

Brainerd Dispatch

She was placed in foster care during the investigation. During the … 20, 2018, interview with Thomas’ wife, she provided Minnesota Bureau of Criminal …

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  PATH looking to increase foster parents in Wahpeton

Wahpeton Daily News

“We want to just educate people what foster care is, what PATH is, what types of … They cover the area to the Minnesota and South Dakota borders along with down … Being a foster parent isn’t the only way to help in PATH’s mission.

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  Native American Teen’s Identity Omitted in Adoption Records

U.S. News & World Report

By BRIANA BIERSCHBACH, Minnesota Public Radio News … Now 18, Carlisle was placed into the foster care system as an infant and adopted when …

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  Shopping for school supplies with the sheriff

Marshall Independent

Wallen said MN Adopt raised $11,000 to help hold back-to-school shopping trips for 58 foster children in 27 counties. Each child would receive $200 …

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  Expanding Head Start is building school readiness

Mankato Free Press

The council has received additional federal funds to add full-day preschool in Mankato, said Chris Marben, child development services director.

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  Minnesota at the border: A personal look at the immigration debate

KARE11.com

RELATED: Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care … starting on Sunrise, we’ll show you “Minnesota at the border” on KARE 11 …

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  US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue visits southern Minnesota

Redwood Falls Gazette

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue visits southern Minnesota …. representing a variety of ag industries, included Brian Foster of Christensen Farms … others involved in the financial, crop, consumer foods, and animal care businesses.

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  Minnesota at the border: A humanitarian crisis in our own country

KARE11.com

RELATED: Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care. One humanitarian’s global journey that brings her back home. Nolte-Henning’s …

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  Tim Walz appoints new commissioner to lead embattled Human Services agency

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Tim Walz has named Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota President Jodi … from adoption and foster care to mental health counseling and disability services. … The agency reimbursed the tribes for in-person visits with health care …

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  Lutheran Social Service chief to lead troubled state agency

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tim Walz named Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota chief executive Jodi Harpstead to take over the troubled Department of Human Services on …

Jodi Harpstead Named New DHS Commissioner – Voice Of Alexandria (press release)

Walz taps Lutheran Social Service CEO to lead embroiled Department of Human Services – Wadena Pioneer Journal

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  Minnesota doctor follows actress aunt into show business, seeks 2nd career as a screenwriter

Duluth News Tribune

The 50-year-old physician, mother and foster parent plans to work at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center once she receives her medical license from the …

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  Sex offenses, parental rights, DWI addressed in new laws

Minnesota Lawyer

In exchange for that concession, county attorneys negotiated in language that extends the time a child must spend in foster care before reunification.

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  Charles Homich Sentenced To 25 Years In Death Of 3-Year-Old Zayden Lawson

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man charged with murder in connection with the death of a 3-year-old child in foster care is sentenced to 25 years in …

MN man gets 25 years in boy’s beating death – knoxradio

Man Gets 25 Years in 3-year-old Boy’s Beating Death in Eagan – KAAL

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  Ellison offers support to Liberians suing Trump

Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and 16 other attorneys general filed … “Many Liberian immigrants are parents of U.S. citizens and DED holders … subject to child protective services and ultimately placed in foster homes …

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  Judge Rules Mother from “Born Schizophrenic” Abused Her Children

Patheos (blog)

As a result, the children will remain in foster care for at least the next … Their father Michael Schofield abandoned them by moving to Minnesota. DCFS …

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Minnesota Man Sentenced For Leaving 5-year-old Son In Woods

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

(AP) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to up to a month in jail for leaving his … The Mankato Free Press reports the boy remains in foster care.

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Family child care is facing ‘quiet crisis’ in Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The number of licensed family child-care providers in Minnesota has … efforts to reduce incidents of neglect and maltreatment at family day cares.

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  Mom ‘taunted adopted girl, 7, with snaps of her real dad and said he loved new family more’

Metro

Lindberg, charged with felony neglect of a child at Rice County Court on Friday, … Lindberg is also said to have eaten with her other children, while making the seven year-old eat by herself, according to the South Minnesota News.

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SUPERINTENDENT: East Grand Forks School Threats Are Just Rumors

East Grand Forks Exponent

Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. …. TV) A traffic stop lead to a meth lab bust south of Fosston, Minnesota. …. TV) We have an allegation of possible child neglect in northwest Minnesota.

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  Mom with history of child neglect accused of leaving son to die in cold garage

New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota woman whose court records show a history of child neglect and violence has been charged with manslaughter after …

Charges: Tasha Tennin Locked Son, 8, In Cold Garage, Killing Him – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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  Minnesota mother who locked up 8-year-old son and left him to die in freezing garage overnight …

MEAWW

The Brooklyn Park woman, who has a history of child neglect and violence was charged on Monday, September 9, in connection with the boy’s death …

Charges: Woman locked son, 8, in cold garage, killing him – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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  How opioids, meth have forced Minnesota counties to rethink foster care

MinnPost

The most common reason: Abuse of opioids and methamphetamine, which was behind 32 percent of those 2018 placements. (Allegations of neglect …

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East Grand Forks Woman Facing Drug Charge Involving Children

East Grand Forks Exponent

East Grand Forks Woman Facing Drug Charge Involving Children. By Editor …. TV) A traffic stop lead to a meth lab bust south of Fosston, Minnesota. …. TV) We have an allegation of possible child neglect in northwest Minnesota.

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  Allegation Of Child Neglect In Northwest Minnesota

thiefriverfallsnews.com (press release) (blog)

NORTHWEST, MN (thiefriverfallsnews.com) We have an allegation of possible child neglect in northwest Minnesota. We have a disturbing case of

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  Students Repeatedly Posed in Blackface and Threatened Black Classmates. Their School Ignored

Daily Beast

In December, a middle school student in the same district—located roughly 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis—found that his gym shirt had been …

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  ‘This Tender Land’ is an affecting story about growing up

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The brothers stand out as the only white children among the Native … Fed up with the abuse and trying to escape the aftermath of a fatal incident, the four … on the canoe on the Gilead River that will connect to the Minnesota River.

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  Failure to Condemn: A Global Health Crisis Targeting Women Affects Us Here

Independent Women’s Forum

Ani Zonneveld, a Muslim human rights advocate and president of Muslims for … Minnesota has long hosted a growing Somali refugee and migrant … for the neglect and endangerment of a child, as observed by the Minnesota House …

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Office of Inspector General: WAPS’ staff neglected child

Winona Post

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Inspector General determined that three Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) staff …

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  Minnesota county sending at-risk kids to other states despite concerns about care

WNIJ and WNIU

But few options were available in Minnesota for violent kids who also broke … A maltreatment investigation later found Mesabi Academy employees …

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  Child abuse deaths are down in Hampton Roads, but not enough is being done, new report says

Daily Press

Fourteen children in Hampton Roads died last year from abuse or neglect by … Heaven and her family moved to Virginia, they had lived in Minnesota.

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Rochester mother pleads for immigration policy changes

myfox47

… juvenile status (SIJIS) for children who were rescued from abuse or neglect. … The boy came to Minnesota with his mother a few years ago. But the relationship was abusive and child protective services took him out of that situation …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KARA has been reporting and speaking on critical issues impacting

abused and neglected children for many years.

this article submitted by long time CASA guardian ad Litem Mike Tikkanen

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