What’s it like to be an abused child in Minnesota?

The articles below shine a light on the sadness and traumas faced by five year-olds, infants and other helpless children in our state.

KARA’s reported stories are only a tiny percentage of the pain suffered by at risk children in our state.

The vast majority of violence against children is unknown outside the family.

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21 died of domestic violence in Minnesota last year, report says

Duluth News Tribune

Two of the 21 victims were children — 10-year-old Nahily Ronquillo and … “Without addressing the root causes of abuse and changing perpetrators’

 

Startling Look at Cost of Child Abuse

Legal Examiner

A byproduct of Minnesota’s Child Victims Act has been our involvement in abuse cases that happened a very long time ago. So we witness the

 

Links to 2017 media stories on child fatalities and near fatalities from child abuse in Minnesota by …

Issuu

2017 Media Stories on Child Fatalities and Near-Fatalities in Minnesota 1. Father accused of killing 11-day old Charles Ironheart-Proell in

 

 

Biological Mother Charged in Death of Minnesota Teen in Missouri

KAALtv.com

Biological Mother Charged in Death of Minnesota Teen in Missouri … as well as felony abuse or neglect of a child, tampering with physical evidence

Uncle charged in death of Tower, MN baby

KARE

A northern Minnesota uncle faces manslaughter and drug charges in … 24, of Hibbing, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, child neglect,

 

After northern Minnesota fire, Infant victim identified, uncle arrested, family seeking answers

Herald Review

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that he was arrested on probable cause of second-degree manslaughter, child neglect, auto theft, …

Man arrested in death of baby found in burned home in northern Minnesota home – Crookston Daily Times

 

Two Minnesotans arrested in Oklahoma for child neglect

KXII-TV

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (KXII)– A Minnesota couple is in jail this evening, after entering a Garvin County home without permission Thursday while high …

 

Minnesota revokes day care license after 2-year-old found in street

Alexandria Echo Press

LITTLE FALLS—A 2-year-old child found running down the middle of the road … she was responsible for maltreatment of children through neglect.

 

Foster home shortage hurting kids, workers

Workday Minnesota

A recent reform of the child protection system led to an influx of abuse and neglect … That can be very hard to find for kids placed in Greater

 

In wake of state reforms, child protective services in Hennepin County struggle to keep up

MinnPost

In wake of state reforms, child protective services in Hennepin County struggle … Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature began passing a series of … meant to improve the state’s response to reports of child abuse and neglect.

 

How On-Going, Toxic Stress Affects A Child’s Brain

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

“The damage that happens to kids from the infectious disease of toxic stress is as … Nelson’s research on neglected children in Romanian orphanages …

 

Minnesota man arrested for torturing baby by pouring hot sauce in her eyes and choking her

Raw Story

The Duluth News Tribune said, “The abuse occurred from about April 10 until May 30, when the baby’s mother brought her to the Essentia Health …

 

 

Hennepin County Sued for Low Quality Child Protective Services

Alpha News MN

This data brings into doubt the effectiveness of Minnesota’s child protection … may be underperforming for reasons other than pure negligence.

 

Abused Children Slam Minnesota Foster Care Program

Courthouse News Service

Ten children said to be victims of child abuse or neglect filed a class-action lawsuit, through their adult representatives, against Hennepin County

 

Lawsuit takes Minnesota’s foster care system to task

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Public outrage over the abuse of 4-year-old Eric Dean, photographed here with a broken arm, triggered far-reaching reforms to Minnesota’s child …

 

Child maltreatment reports rise in region

Mankato Free Press

An increase in accepted maltreatment reports for area counties shows upticks across the board for south-central Minnesota. The numbers from

Rice County officials call on public for help following jump in child abuse reports

Southernminn.com

With April being Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, officials … An 8 percent increase of child abuse reports in Rice County has led officials to … assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human

 

The persistent Minnesota childabuse problem

Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you read the headline in the April 13 Star Tribune on how childabuse reports in Minnesota rose by 25 percent in 2016, straining the state’s

Child abuse reports soar across Minnesota, straining child protection system

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A dramatic surge in child maltreatment reports is putting new strains on Minnesota’s child protection system, as local agencies struggle

 

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

Minnesota day care loses license after 3-year-old went missing for hour

INFORUM

The Minnesota Department of Human Services revoked the license of Susan Caird after finding her responsible for child neglect in the incident. Caird is the owner of Krafty Kids Kare, according to the Minnesota

Northern Minnesota foster mom of drowned 2-year-old charged with child neglect

Duluth News Tribune

According to a criminal complaint against White, who is charged with one count of neglect of a child and one count of contributing to a need for child

 

Minnesota dad hid pot before reporting children’s murder-suicide, charges say

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Thomas Jon Cunningham, 52, of Grove City is charged with child neglect and obstruction for behavior before and after of his son and daughter’s

Lakeville Father Pleads Guilty To Theft In Child Neglect Case

CBS Local

By entering the plea, Wilson had a charge for gross misdemeanor child neglect dropped. The two allegedly went missing last October with

 

Minnesota parents accused in death of son flee to New Zealand

New York Daily News

Minnesota parents accused of child neglect in the death of their 7-year-old son have fled to New Zealand, according to authorities. Little Seth

 

LETTER: Douglas County’s child abuse rate is double statewide rate

Alexandria Echo Press

In 2013, there were 347,567 children younger than age 5 living in Minnesota. Statewide child abuse and neglect rate per 1,000 was 3.

 

Stolen Minnesota vehicle’s driver in labor, kids‘ mouths taped

Wink News

Stolen Minnesota vehicle’s driver in labor, kids‘ mouths taped … Thursday in Anoka County District Court with motor vehicle theft and child neglect

 

Lakeville Mother Pleads Guilty To Theft In Child Neglect Case

CBS Local

She is also charged with child neglect, as is 38-year-old Zacharia Wilson. The two allegedly went missing last October with their children and drove

 

 

‘Faith healing’ parents charged after son’s pancreatitis death

Digital Journal

Plymouth – A Minnesota couple who chose prayer over medicine have been charged with child neglect after their adopted seven-year-old son died

 

Minnesota Man Flings ‘Fussy’ Five-Week Old Baby 12 Feet Across The Room, Baby Dies Of Fatal …

The Inquisitr

A Minnesota Man threw his 5-week-old daughter from his living room into the … The 33-year-old man initially told them the child stopped breathing after … because of ill treatment comprising of physical abuse and neglect in 2012

 

 

Minneapolis Daycare License Revoked After Allegations Of Fraud, Maltreatment

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

The Minnesota Department of Human Services says it revoked the child care license at Kingdom Kare Learning Center in Minneapolis on Aug. 10

 

Ex-teacher sentenced to 48 year for child sexual abuse

Clay Center Dispatch

Ex-teacher sentenced to 48 year for child sexual abuse … sentenced to 48 years behind bars after being convicted of child sexual abuse charges …. Moreover, Minnesota sent the Eagles a first-round pick in order to acquire

 

Minnesota day care centers hit in childabuse extortion attempt

Bismarck Tribune

Minnesota day care centers hit in childabuse extortion attempt … An extortion letter threatening false claims of child abuse has been mailed

 

 

Brother of man acquitted in 1992 Minnesota child abduction-murder case sentenced for sex abuse

Duluth News Tribune

WOODBURY, Minn.—The brother of a man acquitted of kidnapping and murdering 5-year-old Corrine Erstad from Inver Grove Heights more

 

 

Minnesota man sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for producing and receiving child

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

Minnesota man sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for producing and … by Acting U.S. Attorney Gregory G. Brooker, District of Minnesota. … sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual

 

 

 

Former Cottage Grove youth pastor sentenced to more than 12 years for child porn

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A former Minnesota youth pastor who admitted to collecting troves of child … Helker encouraged and “sometimes suggested” forms of abuse, Buzicky said. “Helker is a dangerous child predator who disguised himself

 

Secret Islamic networks in US doing the unspeakable to young girls

WND.com

“These little girls were trafficked from Minnesota and other states to Michigan, … “I’ve done hundreds of childabuse investigations, and

 

Man accused of scalding 2-year-old

Williston Daily Herald

A Williston man is charged with child abuse after police say he scalded a … Marcus McCoy, 41, was accused of burning the child after doctors who treated … Minnesota, examined either the girl or her medical records, police

 

Day Care Provider, 33, Found Guilty Of Assaulting 13-Month-Old Boy

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

A child abuse pediatrician, however, found no medical cause to account for the victim’s severe brain injury – determining that the injury was consistent

 

MN woman found with meth and children in her car

Wahpeton Daily News

When a Minnesota State Trooper and two Wilkin County Sheriff deputies arrived on scene to assist, they discovered she had school-age

 

Foster home shortage hurting kids, workers

Workday Minnesota

A recent reform of the child protection system led to an influx of abuse and neglect … That can be very hard to find for kids placed in Greater

 

Oregon Seizes Children From Parents Who Have Low IQ

Christian Post

Oregon Seizes Children From Parents Who Have Low IQ … The state of Oregon has taken away the two children of a couple, one of them … in foster care, according to The Oregonian, which says no abuse or neglect has … filed by a Minnesota mother against her teenage

 

The trouble with Minnesota’s toothless child sexual assault protection law

City Pages

April Kane went to great lengths to pass a form of Erin’s Law in Minnesota. … multiple advocates and their strategies for combatting sexual

 

In wake of state reforms, child protective services in Hennepin County struggle to keep up

MinnPost

In wake of state reforms, child protective services in Hennepin County struggle … Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature began passing a series of … meant to improve the state’s response to reports of child

 

Stepmother accused of reckless homicide for toddler’s death also charged with bail jumping

Starjournalnow

A Child in Need of Protection and/or Services (CHIPS) order in effect only allowed Tran to have supervised visits with the child at the Oneida County

 

Cobb County man sentenced to prison for failing to register as a sex offender

Coosa Valley News

When he was released from prison in Minnesota in August 2014, he initially registered as … This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. … initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation

 

Painful as it could be, some files must be made public

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Some fear this case could mark the end of Minnesota’s laudable openness about … So has the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, on whose … assault, child abuse or other crime victims who show

 

Grand Forks man charged with sexually assaulting child

West Fargo Pioneer

Grand Forks man charged with sexually assaulting child … GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks man awaiting trial in Minnesota on two … Forks County State’s Attorney’s Office requested BCI reopen a child sexual abuse

 

MN Supreme Court denies convicted child killer Josue Fraga an appeal

Daily Globe

Medical staff observed that Samantha had several signs of abuse that didn’t match with Fraga’s statement, such as trauma to her genitals and rectum

 

Child Abuse And Neglect

qivydbe.ru

Minnesota Annual. Progress and Services Report, Child and Family Services Plan … Reporting Child. Abuse and Neglect: A Resource

 

Minnesota baby dies; mother’s fiance is charged with second-degree murder

Grand Forks Herald

On May 11, Wierstad was baby-sitting for the toddler and two other small … officials said was consistent with child abuse or a high-speed auto crash

 

Decades after abuse, Crosiers agree to $25.5 million settlement with survivors, file bankruptcy

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The settlement is one of the largest per abuse survivor among the 14 … The Crosiers are the fourth Catholic diocese or religious order in Minnesota to file … are no more secrets around child sex abuse in this organization

 

Minnesota son shot dead both parents then killed himself

Daily Mail

A married couple have been found shot to death inside their Minnesota … of possession of child pornography and given a one-year stayed jail sentence, … health problems and substance abuse, but his parents were supportive and … In her youth, Karen Regnier was a founding member

 

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hennepin County Over Child Protection

KSTP.com

The suit also claims the county has failed to investigate reports of abuse or neglect, and investigations that are conducted often go incomplete

 

Federal lawsuit says Minnesota’s foster care system is failing hundreds of children

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Public outrage over the abuse of 4-year-old Eric Dean, photographed here with a broken arm, triggered far-reaching reforms to Minnesota’s child

 

Man who beat Wisconsin toddler now accused of gravely injuring Washington County child

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

… Croix County in 2014, a 27-year-old man was charged with a similar crime in Minnesota. … The child has experienced “no significant changes” since being … a brain bleed that medical officials said was consistent with child

 

Senate slows drive for tougher penalties for genital mutilation

Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota child-protection services are also pursuing cases. … submit their daughters to cutting could be found guilty of existing childabuse laws

 

Opinion: Senate Republicans Abandon Minnesota Girls To Barbarism of FGM

Alpha News MN

Not to punish those parents is akin to explicitly enable heinous child abuse. … Here, Minnesota Republicans speak nonsense designed to ingratiate

 

Michigan doctor accused in female genital mutilation case due back in court

WXYZ

… around the world and considered child abuse here in the United States. … In Minnesota, Child Protective Services has already removed one

 

Climax-Shelly ISD #592 Climax, MN 56523 proceedings March 27, 2017

East Grand Forks Exponent

Climax-Shelly ISD #592 Climax, MN 56523 proceedings March 27, 2017 …. TV) A Grand Forks man has been charged with felony, Child Abuse

 

Cuts to human services will cause widespread pain in communities across Minnesota

The Caledonia Argus (subscription)

Minnesotans expect government to be there when they need it – whether it’s to provide protection from abuse and neglect for a vulnerable

 

Is child care, child protection getting lost in political dust?

Detroit Lakes Online

“In rural Minnesota family child care is the main source of child care. … In Wadena County, the number of child abuse cases during that period

 

Parents File Child Abuse Lawsuit against Daycare Facility in Minnesota

DaycareAbuse.com

The parents of a young girl have brought a lawsuit against a Minnesota daycare, based on claims that the child was subjected to physical

 

MN man already in prison for sexual abuse of child faces new abuse allegation

West Fargo Pioneer

MOORHEAD—A Faribault, Minn., man is accused in Clay County District Court of sexually abusing someone younger than 13 years old at the

 

Nanny’s Husband Charged In 2015 Death Of 1-Year-Old Girl

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

At Hennepin County Medical Center, a child abuse specialist doctor examined the baby and said she had a traumatic brain injury and

 

Mom of 2 kids in YouTube stars’ ‘prank’ videos says they were abused

East Grand Forks Exponent

… videos their father and stepmother posted on YouTube, which garnered widespread backlash and allegations of child abuse, says she

 

Minnesota man sentenced to 60 years for sex crimes involving pre-teen girl

Grand Forks Herald

Barthman also is facing a federal charge for possessing child pornography involving children younger than 12 years old. The indictment, filed

 

Rice County officials call on public for help following jump in child abuse reports

Southernminn.com

With April being Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, officials … An 8 percent increase of child abuse reports in Rice County has led officials to … assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human Services

 

Friars ask court to dismiss charges linked to Baker child sexual abuse

TribDem.com

Friars ask court to dismiss charges linked to Baker child sexual abuse … He also allegedly abused children in Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio

 

Warren native at center of national child abuse case

WDAZ

Minnesota is at the center of a child abuse case that has gone national. … Police say for the past decade he would shock his children with

 

Minnesota middle school assistant principal resigns, denies charges of sexual conversations with …

Grand Forks Herald

Wold was an attorney for former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson when the football star faced child abuse charges in 2014

 

Ostrander child abuse update

Fillmore County Journal

Each pleaded guilty to Third Degree Assault, Past Pattern of Child Abuse, Aid and Abet, felony charges stemming from an incident that occurred

 

Revealing Federal Program Audit

Safe Passage for Children

We are the voice for victims of child abuse and neglect in MinnesotaMinnesota’s metrics are now so poor that we risk substantial federal

 

Statistics show rise in child abuse in Minnesota

The Classifieds Plus

INFORUMMOORHEAD — Child Services workers are seeing a disturbing trend in Minnesota. This week, the Department of Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

In too many schools, child abuse is a traditional value

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

The 25 percent increase in reports of child abuse in Minnesota is testament to that, although those in favor of more corporal punishment in

 

 

St. Paul Shelter says Sexual Abuse Claims in Lawsuit Filed by Former Foster Child Without Merit

KSTP.com

The spokesman said two men came forward last May before the deadline to do so was established through the Minnesota Child Victims Act.

 

 

Minnesota daycare provider accused of causing brain damage to 13-month-old

Duluth News Tribune

A Gillette child abuse pediatrician who examined the infant said his brain injury was consistent with abusive head trauma, which could not have been …

 

Burnsville Mother Accused Of Assaulting 16-Month-Old Daughter

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Officers found seven people, including the 16-month-old child. She was identified as Abdullahi’s daughter and was sitting on the lap of another

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Suspects deny child abuse charge

Hastings Tribune

… 23, of 620 S. Minnesota Ave. each pleaded not guilty to the charges. Brown and Hatch each has been charged with intentional child abuse

 

 

Painful as it is, Eric Dean lawsuit could help lift secrecy shrouding child abuse

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four Minnesota counties would still be screening out 90 percent of the child abuse calls and social workers would still be forbidden to know about

 

Grandmother sues over child abuse death

Washington Times

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death resulted in numerous child protection reforms in Minnesota is suing

 

Too few children enrolled in preschool, according to KIDS COUNT data

Southernminn.com

Across Minnesota, some counties have higher percentages of children under … Across Minnesota, 32 percent of babies were born to unwed mothers, the …. or be victims of child abuse and neglect, thereby reducing

 

 

Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh

thejewishchronicle.net

… son of an influential Minnesota-based rabbi, is suspected of sexually assaulting … “I recommended they call Child Protective Services, and I advised the … Fox’s advice to the community when it comes to child abuse

 

 

Mother Of Murdered Boy Pushing For Tougher Laws On Child Killers

CBS Local

The mother of Cameron Jones is now pushing to get the attention of state lawmakers to urge them to take a hard look at child abuse, Bill Hudson

 

 

 

 

Not guilty plea to Mason City child abuse charges

KIMT 3

MASON CITY, Iowa – A southern Minnesota woman is pleading not guilty to abusing a child in North Iowa. 30-year-old Tawny Symonds of Wells, MN

 

Rural Nicollet County couple charged after sexual abuse allegations

Southernminn.com

The victim avoided Robert Sorenson and the abuse stopped. … The videos, which could be accessed by minor children, showed sexual acts … Other videos and images could not be opened and were sent to Minnesota Bureau

 

 

Boyfriend Charged In Beating Death Of Crystal, Minnesota Toddler

Patch.com

Doctors determined he had head and eye injuries and was bruised on his left arm, shoulder, ear, cheek and forehead, all indicative of child

 

 

Bill Would Require Crisis Training, Diversity For Minnesota Police Departments

CBS Local

… On Child KillersThe mother of Cameron Jones is now pushing to get the attention of state lawmakers to urge them to take a hard look at child abuse

 

 

Officer Facing Child Abuse Charges Resigns From Force

East Grand Forks Exponent

Officer Facing Child Abuse Charges Resigns From Force ….. in the Devils Lake Basin and in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota

 

5-month-old boy dies of head trauma in St. Paul; teenage baby sitter charged

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

5-month-old boy dies of head trauma in St. Paul; teenage baby sitter … are classic findings for abusive head trauma and child abuse,” according to the … Castellano said that the leading causes of infant mortality in Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Tales of child abuse, pepper-spray, and one woman’s march on Washington

City Pages

Tales of child abuse, pepper-spray, and one woman’s march on Washington … When she gets back to Minnesota, Ocampo will continue

 

 

 

Minnesota Transgender Teen Sued By Her Own Mom Speaks Out

NBCNews.com

On Thursday morning at a U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota, an … mom from the state’s northernmost “Iron Range” is suing her own 17-year-old child. … in a house where unstable parents struggled with substance

 

Babysitter Charged with 2nd-Degree Murder in Death of 5-Month-Old

WDAY

St. Paul, MN (KSTP) – A 19-year-old babysitter has been charged with … findings for abusive head trauma and child abuse,” in the criminal

 

 

Couple charged with child abuse

Hastings Tribune

John P. Brown, 32, of 1207 University St. and his girlfriend, Brittany A. Hatch, 23, of 620 S. Minnesota Ave., were charged

 

 

 

Woman files lawsuit after being abused as part of cult in Minnesota and Spokane

KREM.com

Tornambe said the sexual abuse began when she was 13. … who she said should have known that what was happening to her as a child was wrong

 

 

Albany Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Killing Infant Son

CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 34-year-old Albany, Minnesota man has been … After demonstrating the fall, a board certified child abuse pediatrician told officials … The infant’s mother confirmed Kaiser was watching the baby

 

 

Case Files Document Abuse Of 8 Boys By Teacher, Husband

CBS Local

A chilling case into child sex abuse claims, involving an elementary school teacher and his partner

 

Minnesota church maintenance worker discovers abandoned baby boy

TheBlaze.com

An infant has been placed in the care of Child Protective Services after he was … abandoned at a Minnesota church Wednesday, according to KARE-TV. … questions asked, as long as the infant shows no signs of

 

 

 

2 More Charged In Beating Of Children At Minneapolis Church

CBS Local

2 More Charged In Beating Of Children At Minneapolis Church … with a past pattern of child abuse and two counts of malicious punishment of a

 

Professor: Plymouth Neglect Case Not ‘Open And Shut’

CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Plymouth couple is facing child neglect … the most serious he could file because child abuse experts could not draw a direct … Emeritus Joe Daly says this is not “an open and shut

 

Police: 8 boys accuse Minnesota teacher, husband of abuse

webdigital.hu

Police: 8 boys accuse Minnesota teacher, husband of abuse … high school student fathered a child with his teacher is facing two counts of murder

 

 

Minnesota baby dies; mother’s fiance is charged with second-degree murder

Grand Forks Herald

WILLERNIE, Minn. — Jonathon Wierstad called 911 in May to report that his fiancee’s toddler had fallen down a small set of carpeted stairs at

 

Minnesota baby’s death last month now suspected homicide

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The January death of a 11-month-old Montevideo baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday

 

Iowa Mom Charged After Baby Dies On Changing Table

CBS Local

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have charged the mother of an infant who died on a changing table in Des Moines. Court records

 

 

 

Baby Dies As Breastfeeding Mom Falls Asleep: NYPD

NBC New York

An infant boy died in his mother’s arms as she breastfed him in their home … Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

 

‘That Poor Baby‘: Man Sentenced for Fatally Beating Infant Daughter Because He Didn’t Like ‘Baby

PEOPLE.com

A Minnesota man who beat his infant daughter to death because he didn’t like the “baby talk” noises she was making was sentenced Friday to more

 

 

Man Accused Of Murder In 3-Year-Old Boy’s Death In St. Paul

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

An autopsy showed the boy died of a closed head injury with internal … She said Johnson strangled her, punched the baby in the face gave the baby

 

 

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Punching His Infant Daughter to Death

Breitbart News

A judge sentenced a Minnesota man Monday to 25 years behind bars for punching his infant daughter to death because he was irritated by

 

 

Infant dead after spending hours in hot car in Twin Falls

KVAL

No arrests have been made in connection with the baby’s death. … The $2.995 million settlement will be paid by the League of Minnesota Cities

 

Officials Investigate Child’s Death In Osseo

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

They began administering care to the child, but the victim was pronounced dead soon after. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office

 

 

Authorities investigate death of child at Minnesota business

Crookston Daily Times

Hennepin County officials say the death happened Tuesday night at a roofing and siding company. The age of the child was not released

 

 

 

Washington County toddler dies; mother’s fiance charged with murder

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Wierstad, 28, was arrested later that night after doctors at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul said the 16-month-old’s injuries were

 

 

Judge Rejects Father’s Mental Illness Claim In Daughter’s Death

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Judge Rejects Father’s Mental Illness Claim In Daughter’s Death … be found not guilty due to mental illness in the beating death of his baby daughter

 

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

 

 

 

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

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Ryu Pena, 4, of St. James, Minn., died Saturday, March 18, 2017, after he accidentally caught his hooded jacket on a hook in a Mankato

 

 

 

The river of secrets around one mother and two floating Minnesota babies

City Pages

The infant had been born alive, according to coroner Lindsey Thomas, ruling out stillbirth. She’d only been alive for a few hours and died

 

 

Day in jail, 5 years’ probation for former Apple Valley day care provider in baby’s death

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Minnesota day care licensing regulations require a parent’s signature to use … The autopsy determined the baby’s death was accidental but due

 

 

5-month-old dies of head trauma in St. Paul; his teenage babysitter charged

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

“These injuries are classic findings for abusive head trauma and child …. Castellano said that the leading causes of infant mortality in

 

St. Paul mother sobs through plea in death of infant son

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

St. Paul mother sobs through plea in death of infant son …. Htoo after she arrived in Minnesota with her siblings from a refugee camp in Thailand

 

 

Man Arrested For Killing Pregnant Eagan Woman

CBS Local

A recent social media post shows an ultrasound of her unborn baby boy. … a statement that saying the family is devastated by her daughter’s death

 

Minnesota man sentenced to 20 years in infant son’s death

Minneapolis Star Tribune

  1. CLOUD, Minn. — A central Minnesota man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his infant son

 

Charge: Plymouth parents let son suffer without medical attention before his death

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tim Johnson, from western Minnesota, and Sarah Barrett, from Yakima, Wash. … Emergency medical responders declared the child dead

 

Aitkin County Man Charged In Baby Daughter’s Death

FOX 21 Online

The infant died of severe trauma to the head, according to court records. … R.J.P. was later transferred to Children’s Hospital of Minnesota

 

MN man accused of killing infant by throwing her

KARE

A Minnesota man is accused of killing his infant daughter by throwing her … 21, authorities were notified the child had died from her significant

 

 

Mendota Heights Man Federally Charged Under Human Trafficking Charges

Alpha News MN

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — A Mendota Heights … “Children International takes childprotection very seriously. Some of our child

 

Minneapolis Child Care Center Loses License after Alleged Abuse by Staff Member

KAALtv.com

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has revoked the license of a Minneapolis child care center after receiving a report of alleged abuse

 

 

School settles with family of transgender child it drove out with rejection

ThinkProgress

School settles with family of transgender child it drove out with rejection … municipal laws and Minnesota’s state laws helped protect their daughter

 

New laws coming to Minnesota on Tuesday

Alexandria Echo Press

ST. PAUL — On Tuesday,Aug. 1, many Minnesotans will gain more access to good dental care, awareness of children’s rights to lawyers, …

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Secret Islamic networks in US doing the unspeakable to young girls

WND.com

Liz Yore is an attorney who has served as general counsel to child welfare … “These little girls were trafficked from Minnesota and other states

 

 

Stepmother accused of reckless homicide for toddler’s death also charged with bail jumping

Starjournalnow

A Child in Need of Protection and/or Services (CHIPS) order in effect only allowed … in North Carolina or to pick up family members at an airport in Minnesota. … The child, Avery J. Edwards, was transported to

 

 

 

Man accused of abandoning 2-year-old in vacant home

WHIO

The child’s grandmother was taking care of the child, but she was …. He is believed to be in a silver 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora with Minnesota

 

 

Hennepin County ramps up the hunt for foster families

Minneapolis Star Tribune

About a quarter of Minnesota’s children in foster care are in Hennepin County. And the number of children placed in foster care or

 

 

At Minnesota day cares, troubling gaps in immunization coverage

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hundreds of child care centers across Minnesota are not following state requirements that parents get their children vaccinated for the measles

 

Iron Range parents’ rights case dismissed by federal judge

Tower Timberjay News

Calgaro’s child, whom the court identified only by the initials E.J.K, … to her child’s school and medical records, the judge found that the health care providers … It is the policy of the state of Minnesota, rather than St. Louis

 

Donny and Martha

Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota

Not All Children Should Go Home … budget managers, those who fear the ‘nanny state’, or are wary of having child protection in their community

 

Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid

Grand Forks Herald

They are the local delivery system for critical and costly state-mandated programs related to mental health, child protection, family services

 

Texas Senate approves ‘religious refusal’ adoption measure

Minnesota Public Radio News

“It is unconscionable that a bill would prioritize discrimination over the best interest of kids in the child welfare system, but Texas lawmakers have

 

State official: We need more money to protect, care for kids

Brainerd Dispatch

A high-level Minnesota Department of Human Services official stopped in Brainerd on Friday to decry a proposed budget that cuts more than

 

Anti-Vaxxers Are Responsible For Minnesota’s Horrible Measles Outbreak

ClickLancashire

… asked to exclude themselves from school, work or child care for 21 days. … Schultz says there are now 41 confirmed cases of measles

 

12-Year-Old Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Legal Protections For Foster Care Children

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 12-year old Minnesota girl won a long fight … McKenna says she and her siblings bounced in an out of foster care,

 

Parents who allow genital cutting could lose custody, under bill

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

The bill will “send a strong message to the state of Minnesota that we will … She would also specifically apply childprotection laws to genital cutting

 

Chief Justice Calls On Lawmakers To Better Fund The Judiciary

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

(WCCO) — Minnesota’s top judge says the state Legislature is … 12 percent, and child protection cases, which are up 50 percent over the last 5

 

 

South Country Health Alliance projects $10 million loss

Wadena Pioneer Journal

Every year in Minnesota, 25,000 children are reported to Child Protection. The video gave commissioners a good look at what typically happens

 

Father regrets 7-year-old daughter’s visit to Detroit for genital mutilation

Arab American News

“(He) told the Child Protection investigator that if they knew what would come … in jail on genital mutilation charges connected to two Minnesota

 

 

Minnesota Republicans once again attempt to ban abortions for poor women

City Pages

Minnesota House Republicans voted Monday to deny abortion coverage for … to purge the state of abortion providers, rather than protecting women’s health. … a year, most of these women had no possible way to support

 

 

Union sues, claims Ramsey County has a ‘broken childprotection system’

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Union sues, claims Ramsey County has a ‘broken childprotection system’ … Municipal Workers Minnesota Council 5 filed the lawsuit in Ramsey County District … She added that she routinely hears from childprotection

 

 

 

Appeals court upholds Chippewa County action to protect child

West Central Tribune

  1. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision by the district court in Chippewa County that allowed a 3-year-old child

 

 

 

County shuttles juveniles across MN

Winona Post

“We put in a lot of miles taking juveniles across the state of Minnesota,” … In Minnesota, shelter care facilities serve both groups of children and

 

 

Anti-LGBTQ groups press Anoka-Hennepin schools to reject gender inclusion and trans…

TheColu.mn

Barb Anderson, an anti-LGBTQ activist who has been associated with many groups including the Minnesota Child Protection League (

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Minnesota Mom Fighting to Change Law that Set Her Son’s Killer Free

KVRR

Sweats said under the current state laws in Minnesota, suspects in child … But even silence from a group of people sworn to protect the rights

 

South St. Paul sex offender arrested in 11-year-old’s pregnancy

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

… the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and Minneapolis police. … In an interview with a South St. Paul police officer and a child

 

Church employee discovers baby in a basket

Post-Bulletin

MINNEAPOLIS — A newborn baby boy, his umbilical cord tied with a paper clip, was left in a laundry basket in the Cathedral of St. Paul on

 

Authorities investigating death of infant girl in Savage

KARE

An autopsy to determine the cause of death is being conducted by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s officer. The child’s identity has

 

Infant Dead in Braham, Investigation Underway

KSTP.com

An investigation is underway following the Wednesday death of a 2-month-old child in Braham, according to the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

 

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