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Minnesota mom pleads guilty to harming toddler: Boy was intentionally starved to get more medical …

Duluth News Tribune

That’s where she was when police arrested her. She was charged months later with felony-level child endangerment that could cause harm or death.

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UPDATE: Cheyanne Harris sentenced to life in prison for infant son’s death

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

UPDATE: Cheyanne Harris sentenced to life in prison for infant son’s death … “She deserves it,” said Kim Theis, a former California and Minnesota …

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Minn. mom who fed toddler laxatives says she was suffering from postpartum depression

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

She was charged months later with felony-level child endangerment that could cause harm or death. Kafer’s son, who is now 3, suffered a seizure due …

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Charges: Alton baby died when woman fell asleep holding the infant after night of drinking

Alton Telegraph

ALTON — Authorities Thursday filed charges against a woman in the death of … Destinee K. Dozier, 26, of Richfield, Minnesota, was visiting the baby’s …

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No more jail time in baby’s death

Valley morning Star

Pediatric records showed Baby Aiden had gained weight at a healthy pace until his aunt returned to a job in Minnesota and left the child, their two …

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Conflicting images emerge of Minnesota man convicted of 2003 kidnapping and murder of UND …

Grand Forks Herald

29, of the man convicted of kidnapping and killing University of North … She said after his mother sought help, a doctor shifted the infant to baby …

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With autopsy inconclusive, murder charges against infant’s father dismissed in southern Minnesota

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

NEW ULM, Minn. — Even the attorney for a Sleepy Eye man accused of killing his infant acknowledged the case against the father initially was strong.

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Minnesota mom faces charges after daughter, strapped in safety seat, falls out of moving car

wreg.com

Minnesota mom faces charges after daughter, strapped in safety seat, falls out of …. Minnesota, it’s now a key piece of evidence as the mother faces child … of endangering a child in a situation that could cause harm or death and one …

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Judge dismisses charges against father accused of killing baby

Mankato Free Press

A mandated reporter at the Children’s Minnesota hospital notified the Sleepy Eye of suspected child abuse. The baby died a few days later, after it was …

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Rural hospitals retreat from delivering babies; small towns pay the price

BusinessNorth.com

iving deep in the Minnesota woods near the Canadian border, Tamer and ….. The Canadians have also concluded that infant mortality is higher for …

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$1 Million Bond set in Cass County Baby Death

FOX 21 Online

WALKER, Minn. – A central Minnesota man is being held on $1 million bond in the death of an infant in his care. Twenty-year-old Presley Sleyster is …

Minnesota Man Charged With Murder In Death Of His Wife’s Baby – Voice Of Alexandria (press release)

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Minnesota man charged in ‘unintentional’ death of infant

Grand Forks Herald

On Dec. 10 the child’s death was ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office and the manner of death was ruled “blunt force …

Central Minnesota man charged with murder in brutal death of child – Duluth News Tribune

Staples man arrested in Crookston for baby’s death – Crookston Daily Times

Northern Minnesota man accused of fatally abusing infant in his care – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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$1 million bond set in baby death

Valley News Live

WALKER, Minn. (AP) A central Minnesota man is being held on $1 million bond in the death of an infant in his care. Twenty-year-old Presley Sleyster …

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Year in Review: Darkest days of 2018

KIMT 3

… sterling’s mother cheyenne harris left the baby alone to die in a swing in altavista apartment complex in august 2017. and autopsy showed the child …

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Police Investigating Infant Death In Otter Tail County

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Otter Tail County say an infant died … also performed life-saving efforts, but the infant was pronounced dead at …

Otter Tail County Investigating Baby Death – KVRR

Baby’s death under investigation in Otter Tail County – Duluth News Tribune

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MN mother gave baby laxative in apparent attempt to ‘inflict starvation,’ charges say

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

“How to make a baby really sick.” “MiraLax overdose.” “Child salt death.” Those were some of the phrases a Lewiston, Minn., mother typed into the …

MN mother gave baby laxative in attempt to ‘inflict starvation,’ charges say – Grand Forks Herald

Lewiston woman gave baby laxative in attempt to ‘inflict starvation,’ charges say – Winona Daily News

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Minnesota mother fed ’emaciated’ baby laxatives, charges say

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minn., woman allegedly injected a laxative into her “emaciated” baby’s … if you overdose on MiraLax” and “salt child death,” court documents said.

Minnesota mom, 25, charged with giving 9-month-old son laxatives to inflict starvation – Fox News

Mother Charged with “Inflicting Starvation” on 9-month-old Son – Patheos (blog)

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After Sentencing In Baby’s Death, Fight Breaks Out In Wis. Courtroom

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A brawl broke out in a packed Milwaukee courtroom after a former daycare owner was sentenced in the death of a 7-week-old …

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Montrose Man Gets 17 Years In 5-Month-Old Daughter’s Death

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Montrose Man Gets 17 Years In 5-Month-Old Daughter’s Death … The baby was transported to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis and emergency …

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10-Year-Old Girl Accused of Stomping Baby to Death — and His Dad Says She Should Be ‘in …

PEOPLE.com

The father of the Wisconsin infant who died earlier this month after a … appeared to be doing alright until he had to be airlifted to to St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Minnesota man gets 17 years in death of infant daughter

KFGO News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Montrose man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in the death of his 5-month-old daughter two years ago. Authorities …

Montrose Man Gets 17 Years in Death of Infant Daughter – U.S. News & World Report

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Man sentenced to 17 years for his baby’s death

ECM Publishers

The baby was transported to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis and emergency surgery was performed. Two days later, a pediatrician specializing in …

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Grieving Dad Describes Moment He Stared Down Girl, 10, Accused of Stomping His Baby to Death

PEOPLE.com

The father of the baby who died after a 10-year-old girl allegedly stomped on his head … The girl allegedly told investigators she accidentally dropped the … their favorite sports teams, the Minnesota Vikings and Milwaukee Brewers.

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Wisconsin girl, 10, charged with killing baby in day care

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was led into court in handcuffs Monday morning and charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a …

10-year-old girl detained in 6-month-old baby’s death – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

Report: 10-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Wisconsin in Connection to Death of Baby – KSTP

Girl, 10, is detained in the death of a six-month-old baby boy after she ‘stomped on his head’ inside … – Daily Mail

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10-Year-Old Wisconsin Girl Charged as Adult in Connection to Death of 6-Month-Old

KSTP

The girl is accused of killing a 6-month-old baby at a Wisconsin daycare last … In Minnesota, the minimum age to be charged as an adult is 14, but …

Wisconsin Girl, 10, Detained on Charge of Killing Infant – NBC Chicago

Girl, 10, charged with killing baby after allegedly stamping on his head at daycare centre – The Independent

10-year-old girl accused of killing baby in Wisconsin day care – FOX31 Denver

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Jordan man charged with homicide in baby’s death

SW News Media

She was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee and later airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. At the time, doctors believed she had …

Man Arrested In Death Of 17-Month-Old Foster Child – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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Wisconsin Girl, 10, Charged With Murder In Baby’s Death

Patch.com

Wisconsin Girl, 10, Charged With Murder In Baby’s Death … Children’s Special Healthcare hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he died on Nov. 1.

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Zachary Koehn tells his side in death of baby Sterling

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Zachary Koehn tells his side in death of baby Sterling … Charged with murder and child endangerment causing death, Koehn, 29, of Alta Vista, … hauling live chickens — making runs to Minnesota and Wisconsin and back to Iowa.

DAY FIVE: Trial for father of 4-month-old baby found dead in swing continues – kwwl.com

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Jurors convict dad in under an hour in baby’s diaper rash death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Related story: Baby found dead in baby swing died of diaper rash, …. Minnesota, the weekend before Sterling’s death to trade leftover meth for baby …

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Around Minnesota: Baby born on Nov. 11 at 11:11 pm

PostBulletin.com

PAUL — A Minnesota baby girl was born on Veterans Day — the 11th day of the 11th … Authorities say his death appears to be a hunting accident.

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Two to be charged with second-degree murder in death of central Minnesota man found in plowed …

Alexandria Echo Press

Learning that he was going to be a father to a baby boy in March was inspiration for more positive changes, said Rodriguez, in a weekend interview.

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Koehn murder trial: Warning signs started as early as slain baby’s birth (PHOTOS)

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Koehn told her he thought Sterling had died of Sudden Infant Death … departing from Charles City to farms in Minnesota, Wisconsin and southern …

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Man Gets 8 Years For Leaving Nephew To Die In House Fire

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The uncle of a baby who was killed in a 2017 house fire has been sentenced to just over eight years in prison.

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Search is on for teen parents who ran away with their baby

Bring Me The News

Search is on for teen parents who ran away with their baby … authorities believe a child is in imminent danger of serious bodily danger or death. … or report information anonymously to the Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minnesota.

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Foster care advocates plan day on the Hill

Mesabi Daily News

Rep. Julie Sandstede is the assistant majority leader of the Minnesota House from District 6A, near Hibbing. As a legislator, she is excited to hear from …

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Isaiah’s homecoming: Adoption at age 17 highlights the need in Minnesota, especially for teens

Grand Forks Herald

It’s not an uncommon danger. As of Nov. 1, 820 foster children were waiting for families, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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Adoption at age 17 highlights the need in Minnesota, especially for teens

Duluth News Tribune

At age 16, everything Isaiah knew was in Detroit Lakes, Minn. … As of Nov. 1, 820 foster children were waiting for families, according to the Minnesota …

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Bill seeks to reduce foster placements of black children

La Crosse Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers have reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing out-of-home foster placements for black children …

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HHS seeking broad authority to discriminate in foster care

Keen News Service

There were nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States in FY 2017, with … Katie Hill (D-CA)), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), and Angie Craig D-MN), opposing government-sanctioned discrimination in foster care.

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Minneapolis father pleads guilty to physically and sexually assaulting children in ‘house of horrors …

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A Minneapolis father has pleaded guilty to sexually and physically … The younger children have guardians and have been placed in foster homes, …

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Brown County Browser: Brown County needs foster care homes

NUjournal

Brown County Human Services is in need of foster homes like never before. … More children are being placed in foster care than ever before and a … a foster home contact us at 507-359-6500 or e-mail laura.filzen@co.brown.mn.us .

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  Training for foster care

Herald Review

Foster parents provide a safe and nurturing place for children; they work with social workers in a cooperative effort to meet the needs of children.

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  Minor Sex Trafficking: How Well Minnesota Protects Children

Patch.com

MINNESOTA — Most U.S. states are showing improvement in efforts to … sex trafficking, which especially affects those in foster care and runaways, …

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Minnesota appeals court upholds family rights in foster care cases

Minneapolis Star Tribune

In a victory for relatives of children placed in foster care, a Minnesota appeals court has ruled that child welfare agencies in Minnesota must go through …

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Foster homes needed for thousands of Minnesota children

KARE11.com

There is a quiet crisis growing in Minnesota — thousands of children across the state are in desperate need of foster homes. According to the …

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  Butterfield man charged with neglect, exposing children to methamphetamine

Mankato Free Press

The children, ages 4 and younger, are now in foster homes. Father Jackson Phillip Clanton, 27, was charged with felony causing a child to be exposed …

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Nisswa event to celebrate adoptive families, highlight need for more

Brainerd Dispatch

Of the 820 Minnesota children who need adoptive homes as of August, 66 percent have a documented special need, including a physical, mental, …

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Gov. Mark Dayton declares November as Adoption Awareness Month for 2018

ECM Publishers

Many of the children placed into the Minnesota foster care system are in the seven-county metro area, with 908 residing in the Twin Cities. 503 of …

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Adolescents need parents to adopt them

Wadena Pioneer Journal

Right now, 820 Minnesota foster children are waiting for families to adopt them. Thirty-nine percent are 12 to 18 years old. Older adolescents are some …

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  Prison for Minnesotan who went to Alaska motel with candy intending to rape girl, 9

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A Minnesotan who left the state to sexually abuse another man’s 9-year-old … Pike traveled from Minnesota to Alaska on April 3, 2017, contacted the …

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  Charges allege northern Minnesota parents fractured infant’s skull, caused other injuries

West Central Tribune

A Roseau County social worker received a maltreatment report Feb. 13 about the child of Christopher Arthur Reinbold, 29, and Chelsey Angela …

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  Day of reckoning: A wave of fresh accusations against priests has been unleashed

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Over the last quarter century, sexual abuse allegations, some of them … A wave of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy will begin arriving … a lawyer with a Minnesota firm that specializes in clergy abuse cases and …

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  State Highlights: Number Of Child Abuse-Related Killings Increase In Pa. Following Revisions In …

Kaiser Health News

State Highlights: Number Of Child Abuse-Related Killings Increase In Pa. … Media outlets report on news from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, Texas, … Illinois, Washington, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida …

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  Governor Northam is reviewing ‘Heaven’s Bill’

13newsnow.com WVEC

Virginia’s governor is reviewing a bill stemming from a 13News Now … would bring changes to how social workers investigate child abuse allegations. … Protective Services. removed the little girl from her mother’s Minnesota home.

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  Meth in the mix with child welfare case overload

Republican Eagle

There were 40 of these cases in 2018, called Temporary Physical Custody (TPC) … also stated because of the proximity to Minnesota cities, western Wisconsin … Our system is geared to respond to reports of child abuse and neglect.

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  More than 1000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

The Catholic Spirit

More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol … “The Surrogacy Abuse Prevention Act” would prohibit for-profit commercial … The Catholic bishops of Minnesota joined attendees at events throughout the day, …

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  Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for beating and sexually assaulting disabled twin daughters

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

13 in Hennepin County District Court to one charge each of first-degree … submitted a statement that was read aloud in court, according to Minnesota Public Radio. … The younger sister did not exhibit any signs of abuse, but she told …

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  Twin Cities-area day care provider’s husband sentenced for sexually assaulting children

Grand Forks Herald

The husband of a Roseville day care provider who sexually assaulted children … been revoked, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. An investigation by the department found that sexual abuse of children by …

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  Minnesota man sentenced for Alaska trip to exploit child

The London Free Press

Minnesota man sentenced for Alaska trip to exploit child … A 43-year-old Minnesota man who travelled to Alaska to have sex with a 9-year-old child … click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse.

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  Adoption at age 17 highlights the need in Minnesota, especially for teens

Duluth News Tribune

… a lot of homelessness, and early pregnancy for the girls and drug abuse and sex trafficking. It’s an ugly thing.” It’s not an uncommon danger. As of Nov. 1, 820 foster children were waiting for families, according to the Minnesota …

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  Minnesota Catholics at the Capitol Pursue Broad Pro-Life

Patheos (blog)

Minnesota Catholics at the Capitol Pursue Broad Pro-Life … There are Catholics who will benefit from “Minnesota, Our Common Home. … concern centering around the Surrogacy Abuse Prevention Act. It would, among other things,.

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  Time’s Up Takes on Sexual Abuse and Discrimination in Healthcare

InStyle

Time’s Up Takes on Sexual Abuse and Discrimination in Healthcare …. Dr. West, an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. “I’m in …

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  Pope Francis knew of bishop’s abuse years before Vatican posting, new documents indicate

Lifesite

After accusations of sexual abuse of seminarians and personal misbehavior were … York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts each voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

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  Full Coverage of Mothers that Inflict Illness on Their Children

Patheos (blog)

Women with Munchausen-By-Proxy use their children as a tool to receive … Children that are victims of medical abuse by their mothers will improve when … A Minnesota mother is facing felony child endangerment charges related to …

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  Nebraska AG Subpoenas Hundreds of Parishes for Abuse Records

Church Militant

Nebraska AG Subpoenas Hundreds of Parishes for Abuse Records … “It is our goal,” the press release reads, “that all reports of abuse are subject to … such as New York, Vermont, Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota.

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  Nienstedt probe shows need for bishop reforms, Minnesota Catholics say

Gaffney Gazette

Nienstedt probe shows need for bishop reforms, Minnesota Catholics say … Sexual abuse reports are sent to the Congregation for Bishops at the …

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  UPDATE 4-Vatican treasurer convicted of sexually abusing 13-year-old boys

Devdiscourse

UPDATE 4-Vatican treasurer convicted of sexually abusing 13-year-old boys … A child abuse survivor, who identified himself as Michael Advocate, as his … from a concussion to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-105 victory …

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  Wolves sink Knicks despite Towns’ absence

Devdiscourse

Reserve Derrick Rose scored 20 points Friday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the absence of All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns to …

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  Minnesota Child Abuse Laws What are the Minnesota child abuse laws?

GoLookUp

Child abuse is held as a serious threat in the state of Minnesota. In Minnesota, child abuse is defined as an intentional mental or physical injury by …

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  Curry sentenced to 30 years in prison in abuse of daughters

Minnesota Public Radio News

The twin daughters of Jerry Curry lashed out at their abuser Wednesday in written statements read aloud in a Hennepin County courtroom. “He hurt …

Jerry Curry Sentenced To 30 Years For Abusing Disabled Daughters – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Minneapolis man convicted of abusing 2 vulnerable women sentenced – KSTP

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  Long before child abuse arrest, McKinney day care worker was a nurse accused of using patients …

Dallas News

Years before she was accused of abusing children at a day care, … Wiese earned a degree in the mid-1990s from a college in Minnesota and became …

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  Curry sentenced to 30 years in prison in abuse of daughters

Minnesota Public Radio News

The twin daughters of Jerry Curry lashed out at their abuser Wednesday in written statements read aloud in a Hennepin County courtroom. “He hurt …

Jerry Curry Sentenced To 30 Years For Abusing Disabled Daughters – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Minneapolis man convicted of abusing 2 vulnerable women sentenced – KSTP

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  Long before child abuse arrest, McKinney day care worker was a nurse accused of using patients …

Dallas News

Years before she was accused of abusing children at a day care, … Wiese earned a degree in the mid-1990s from a college in Minnesota and became …

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  As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam’s Apuron, groups say

USA TODAY

… guilty verdict on Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron in a case involving sexual abuse of minors, and to defrock or expel him from the priesthood. … Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto of Paraiba, …

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  1 arrested for domestic assault and other reports

Albert Lea Tribune

Minnesota State Patrol was notified. … A Department of Human Services child abuse/neglect report was filed at 11:04 a.m. Friday in Freeborn County.

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  Helping to rehabilitate sex offenders is controversial – but it can prevent more abuse

The Conversation UK

Approximately 15% of the prison population, or 12,750 people, in England … In one evaluation in Minnesota, those taking part in a CoSA programme had their risk of rearrest … Sexual abuse can destroy lives and devastate families.

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  Essential lessons for conducting grand jury investigations of clergy sexual abuse

National Catholic Reporter

Given the publicity of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, most state … Essential lessons for grand jury investigations of alleged clergy abuse. I served ….. He previously served as an assistant U. S. attorney for the district of Minnesota.

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  Survivors of domestic abuse look for ways to raise awareness

Freeport Journal-Standard

Survivors of domestic abuse look for ways to raise awareness …. organizations when she was dealing with an abusive relationship in Minnesota.

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  Cass County Sheriff’s Report

Walker Pilot Independent

Accident, no injury, Minnesota Ave., Walker. … Crime against family, abuse, 12th St. SW, Pine River. … Person of interest, 156th St. NW, Cass Lake.

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  Fargo man faces four felony charges after allegedly making girl drink his bodily fluids

Valley News Live

FARGO, N.D. A Fargo man is facing two felony counts of gross sexual … the children for several years, but the documents do not say when the abuse started. … this arrest other than one misdemeanor charge in Minnesota from 2000.

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  Cass County Sheriff’s Report

Walker Pilot Independent

Child custody dispute, Second St. NW, Backus. Crime against the family, abuse, 144th St. NW, Cass Lake. … Shoplifting, Minnesota Ave., Walker.

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  US groups: Pope must sustain guilty verdict, defrock Guam’s Apuron

Guam Pacific Daily News

… guilty verdict on Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron in a case involving sexual abuse of minors, and to defrock or expel him from priesthood. … Apuron of Guam, Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis in Minnesota, Bishop …

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  Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has ‘lost a lot of respect’ for current coach PJ Fleck

Yahoo Movies (blog)

Fleck was hired at Minnesota ahead of the 2017 season. … First trailer lands for controversial Michael Jackson abuse documentary ‘Leaving …

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  Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

Devdiscourse

Paris, Feb 19 (AFP) After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new …

Church sex abuse survivors form new international alliance to fight for justice – Devdiscourse

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  Co-occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Minnesota Children’s Alliance

There is a high co-occurrence between child abuse and domestic violence. This complicates family reactions, obscures needs and makes intervening …

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  Minnesota lawmakers push to reduce foster placement of African-American children

Minnesota Public Radio News

Two Minnesota legislators reintroduced a bill Monday aimed at limiting … “If the cases we were discussing here were cases of actual abuse against …

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  Minneapolis father pleads guilty to physically and sexually assaulting children in ‘house of horrors …

Minneapolis Star Tribune

… of abuse, and it reignited concerns that statewide reforms adopted in 2015 had not done enough to improve Minnesota’s child protection system.

‘One Of The Most Revolting Cases I Have Seen’: Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty To Abusing … – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Minneapolis man charged with abusing 2 vulnerable women pleads guilty – KSTP

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting twin daughters – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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  Nienstedt probe shows need for bishop reforms, Minnesota Catholics say

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sexual abuse reports are sent to the Congregation for Bishops at the Vatican, he said. But its job is “making bishops, not breaking them.” Said Reese: …

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  Duluth diocese settles with final insurer

Duluth News Tribune

The insurance lawsuit came six months later, significantly slowing the progress of the bankruptcy proceedings. The abuse claims date as far back as …

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  JAKE SULLIVAN STILL HAS A SHOT

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Flowers in hand and children in tow, Jake Sullivan waited for his wife, Janel, … best shooter I’ve ever seen in Minnesota,” says Klingsporn, a coach for 39 years. ….. Reasons include fear of abuse and human trafficking, higher costs, …

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  Liberty Mutual settles diocese’s sex abuse coverage dispute

Business Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has agreed to pay the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, $6.5 million to settle litigation over insurance coverage for child …

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  Man Pleads Guilty To Felony Child Abuse

KNSI Radio

(KNSI) – Half of a married Sartell couple accused of felony child abuse has … According to court records, Louis Hill pleaded guilty to two counts of … Jake Judd was born and raised in Anoka Minnesota where he attended high school.

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  Attorneys of the Year: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis bankruptcy

Minnesota Lawyer

Getting the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, its individual parishes and 444 sexual abuse survivors — unsecured creditors — through a …

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  What you need to know about New York’s Child Victims Act

Buffalo News

The Child Victims Act languished for more than a decade in a … What does the Child Victims Act mean for childhood victims of sexual abuse? The current … Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and Utah.

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  Clergy abuse survivors group says Omaha Archdiocese left 4 names off list of accused priests

Omaha World-Herald

A national group of clergy abuse victims said Wednesday that the … of St. Paul and Minneapolis, a Minnesota man accused Ferguson of raping him …

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  Felons must complete their sentences before being allowed to vote

PostBulletin.com

Forget the abused child, the injured spouse or the victims of sexual abuse. … Minnesota already gives felons a “second chance” — once they have …

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  TODAY IN HISTORY

Quad-Cities Online

The river is nearly clear of ice, and the warm rain and fog of today will make short work of the balance. … Basin of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Quad-City residents in the vicinity of the Mississippi River should … has been elected president of the board of directors of Child Abuse Prevention and Services.

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  Sen. Bruce Anderson: taking care of at-risk veterans

Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

We chose these communities because currently none of them have a … I’m most concerned about in our government is waste, fraud, and abuse. … Please feel free to contact me at 651-296-5981 or sen.bruce.anderson@senate.mn.

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  ‘Cold’: Devastating fire left few digital clues

KSL.com

Police did locate several digital devices in the remains of the home. … committed suicide by jumping from a parking structure in Minneapolis, Minnesota. … Utah’s statewide child abuse and neglect hotline: 1-855-323-DCFS (3237) …

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  What Hollywood Can Teach the Catholic Church About Confronting Longtime Sexual Abuse …

Yahoo News

Franco’s abuse by a priest happened nearly 80 years before Francis …. A mix of snow, ice and heavy rain were forecast from Minnesota to Maine on …

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  Omar apologizes for AIPAC tweet

MinnPost

Data from the Minnesota Department of Human Services show that … a historic clergy sex abuse summit this month, and many Minnesota Catholics …

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  Proposed project would provide services for youth

Mesabi Daily News

The school then became the site of KidsPeace-owned Mesabi Academy, … reports of a “fight club” and mishandled claims of physical and mental abuse. … juveniles from Mesabi Academy and Minnesota Department of Corrections to …

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  Iowa News Headlines Friday, February 8, 2019

KMAland

A similar bill in Minnesota has been approved this session by key … Police say 19-year-old Felipe Triana was arrested on two counts of child endangerment. … of Iowa and other groups are calling for stiffer penalties for animal abuse …

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  Here are the Hudson County priests named on sexual abuse list

NJ.com

Here are the Hudson County priests named on sexual abuse list … Ernst was one of nine priests accused of child sexual abuse whose cases were …. Brigid (North Bergen); was removed from the St. Paul (Minnesota) archdiocese in …

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  Minnesota rabbi sentenced to probation after arrest in child sex sting operation

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

He is currently registered under Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Act. … The most common single type of incident in 2018 involved verbal abuse …

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  Millions Awarded To Woman Who Accused Jason McLean Of Abuse; Children’s Theatre Found …

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

There was a lot of emotion in court Friday as three women, all students at CTC in the late 70s and early 80s, share their stories of abuse tied to Jason …

Jury: Children’s Theatre found negligent, not liable in civil trial over 1983 assault – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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  Report names more than 80 former San Bernardino-area clergy accused of sexual abuse

The Desert Sun

A report released Thursday from a Minnesota-based law firm listed the names of more than 80 former clergy accused of sexual abuse in Riverside and …

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  Walz talks opioid crisis with drug company officials

Mesabi Daily News

Walz told reporters that he spoke with “a large number” of officials from major … efforts last session to reduce the impacts of opioid abuse in Minnesota.

Walz discusses opioid crisis with drug company officials – Hilton Head Island Packet

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  Court Docs: 7-Year-Old Buried Alive In ‘Coffin Of Snow’ For Not Knowing Bible Verses

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Damian Hauschultz is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, physical abuse of a child intentionally causing bodily harm, and substantial battery.

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  Children’s Theater Company found negligent in sex abuse case

Bring Me The News

After more than three years in court, a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Children’s Theater Company (CTC) and two of its former staffers has come to …

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  Cheney mom found with child porn sentenced to prison

KXLY Spokane

… information earlier that month from an inmate in Minnesota who told them that Emerson had been sexually abusing a young child for him to watch.

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  Inland Empire was dumping ground for abusive priests, law firm claims as it releases exhaustive …

San Bernardino County Sun

A Minnesota-based law firm specializing in sex abuse cases released a 76-page report Thursday listing all clergy accused and/or convicted of sexual …

In months, Diocese of Fresno to release names of local priests accused of sex crimes – YourCentralValley.com

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  Orthodox rabbi in Utah tells court that nanny sexually abused him as a child

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

District Court Judge James Blanch ordered Florreich to stand trial on five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree ….. and Sherrod Brown of Ohio who voted against; and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota who voted for.

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  The Child Victims Act’s Unique Effect On The Roman Catholic Church

WSKG.org

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – This week, survivors of child sexual abuse had a big day … The Child Victims Act passed the legislature, ensuring people who had … Like in Minnesota, when its state legislature passed a law like New York’s …

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  ‘Zero tolerance’ doesn’t seem an inflated expectation for pope’s summit

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

That said, it’s also terribly frustrating to survivors of abuse, to reformers … Accused of molesting two 14-year-old girls while serving in Minnesota in …

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Seymour Tribune

Jeffrey Alan Marling, 55, Seymour, possession of methamphetamine, … Child abuse reported at the police station, 205 N. Ewing St., 2 p.m. Tuesday. … Target National Bank, 7000 Target Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, v.

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  Minnesota News: Saint Paul, BARTON GEORGE SCOTT, Convicted Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To …

STL.News (blog)

Saint Paul, Minnesota – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today … This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide … growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by …

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  Iowa should regulate marijuana like beer, wine and liquor

Iowa City Press Citizen

The newly elected governors of both Minnesota and Illinois want to do the same. … the sale of marijuana to Iowa adults, we can refocus our criminal justice system on serious crime and expand substance abuse treatment programs.

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  Government Schools Are Sexualizing, Perverting, and Confusing Children

The New American

The American College of Pediatricians has labeled as child abuse the … If you think that sounds outrageous, consider a case in Minnesota in which …

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LawHelpMN

Author: Minnesota Department of Human Services. Information about Minnesota child protection programs. Go to the website: Child Protection …

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  With autopsy inconclusive, murder charges against infant’s father dismissed in southern Minnesota

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

A mandated reporter at Children’s Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis notified the Sleepy Eye police of suspected child abuse. The baby, named …

Judge dismisses charges against father accused of killing baby – Mankato Free Press

Update: Judge dismisses charges against father accused of killing baby – Mankato Free Press

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  April 8 deadline set for Diocese of Winona-Rochester child sex abuse filings

PostBulletin.com

The diocese is facing 121 pending claims of past child sexual abuse by clergy that have resulted from claims filed under the Minnesota Child Victims …

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  ‘Heaven’s Law’ bill heads to Virginia House floor

13newsnow.com WVEC

RELATED: Delegate to file ‘Heaven’s Law’ after 13News Now child abuse … won’t say if C.P.S. workers here knew about that history in Minnesota.

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  The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood

USA TODAY

Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children’s mental health and … Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota.

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  No Democrats Join Republican Efforts to Expand Crime of Female Genital Mutilation

Alpha News MN

Data shows that Minnesota has the 3rd largest at-risk population. The bill expands … “I view this as child abuse and sexual abuse” Rep. Franson told …

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  Minnesota lawmakers propose $20 million to fight opioid crisis

Albert Lea Tribune

The number of people dying in Minnesota and nationwide has been … a dramatic increase in the number child abuse and neglect cases involving …

Minnesota proposal to address opioid epidemic gets bipartisan support – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Senators fight to end opioid addiction and support affected families with new legislation – Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

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  Las Vegas man sentenced in Midwest child sex abuse case

News3LV

Las Vegas man sentenced in Midwest child sex abuse case … In May 2017, Kewley took the 1-year-old from Fargo to Moorhead, Minnesota and met …

Las Vegas man sentenced in child sexual abuse case – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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  Minnesota parents wonder how to react after terrifying Jayme Closs kidnapping

Minneapolis Star Tribune

About 90 percent of adults who abuse children are family members or acquaintances. Everyday hazards, including car accidents and falls, pose the …

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  24 years of love and laughter

Wahpeton Daily News

MN DHS stated that 29 percent of out-of-home placements were due to parental drug abuse, 23 percent to allegations of neglect and nine percent due …

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  More than an assignment: M State students help nonprofit

INFORUM

… Minn., on a routine trip delivering gift bags to hospitalized victims of child abuse. … for Thompson, who now works full-time helping victims of child abuse. … Last fall, a class at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M …

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  ‘I’m a mad DA’: Brett Ligon won’t back down from investigating Conroe priest accused of molesting …

Houston Chronicle

Grant joined Ligon in prosecuting then-Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse, a case that led to the athlete avoiding jail time …

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  From the Capitol: Sen. Bruce Anderson, Jan. 25

ECM Publishers

Opiate addiction is tearing Minnesota families apart and is threatening to … have been subjected to child abuse or neglect due to parental addiction.

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  States move to broaden statute of limitations on child sex-abuse

Ellwood City Ledger

States move to broaden statute of limitations on child sex-abuse …. In California, Minnesota and Delaware, large payouts prompted several dioceses …

Child Sex Scandals in the Catholic Church and Schools May Bring Legal Changes – Legal Reader (blog)

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  State grapples with how to best help sex-abuse victims

TribDem.com

“Victims of child sex abuse deserve their day in court,” she said. Though … Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and Utah.

State grapples with how to best help victims – Sunbury Daily Item

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  FLDS leader served with lawsuit papers in Minnesota

fox13now.com

A leader in the Utah-based Fundamentalist LDS Church has been served with papers as part of a high-profile sex abuse lawsuit.

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  FLDS leader Seth Jeffs served with papers in Minnesota as part of ‘ritualistic sex abuse’ lawsuit

St George News

Read more: Lawsuit accuses FLDS church leaders of ritualistic sex abuse … that Seth Jeffs had been living and working in northern Minnesota.

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  States move to lift restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits

KBTX

Nationwide, only a handful of states — including California, Minnesota, Delaware and Hawaii — have created these “lookback windows” enabling …

States move to life restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits – Washington Post

States move to ease restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits – fox6now.com

States consider easing statute of limitations on child sex-abuse cases – PBS NewsHour

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  States move to life restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits

Greensburg Daily News

States move to life restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits … Nationwide, only a handful of states — including California, Minnesota, Delaware and …

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  Property sale near Grand Marais raises question about ties to controversial polygamist church

Minneapolis Star Tribune

His brother Seth Steed Jeffs was convicted in 2006 of harboring or … filed a lawsuit accusing Jeffs of witnessing the ritual child abuse by his brother and did … In October, he formed a business in Minnesota called Emerald Handyman …

Company tied to polygamous sect leader buys Minnesota land – Janesville Gazette

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  Leader of polygamist group moves to Minnesota

KARE11.com

Leader of polygamist group moves to Minnesota … says she was forced to become a “scribe” documenting the abuse of other young girls in the sect.

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  Assignment sparks enthusiasm for non-profit’s work

M State News

A fall semester business class assignment at Minnesota State Community and … a lasting impact on an area non-profit that helps young child abuse victims. … The organization serves children in Minnesota and in North and South …

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  First trial begins in new lawsuits arising from Children’s Theatre scandal

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stearns’ suit was the first of at least eight filed in 2015 and 2016 by … after the Minnesota Child Victims Act extended the statute of limitations on abuse …

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  Ex-boyfriend of woman found dead in Okfuskee County dated missing Minnesota woman

kfor.com

The bodies are those of Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin – who have been missing … Dottie admits – her daughter struggled with substance abuse.

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  US rabbi sentenced to probation after arrest for sexual abuse of minor

The Jerusalem Post (press release)

(JTA) — A Minnesota rabbi who worked in student outreach was sentenced to probation after being arrested in a child sex sting operation last year.

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  Company tied to South Dakota fundamentalist sect buys land in Minnesota

Newscenter1.tv

In 2017, he proposed a legislative study to determine the number of people living in the sect, and if there have been any incidences of abuse or sexual …

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  Private school in Maryland discloses alleged sexual abuse from over 50 years ago

Washington Post

[Two former students of Bethesda private school report sex abuse by a teacher … in New Hampshire and later taught at the Blake School in Minnesota.

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  Green Bay Diocese names priests accused of child sex abuse

KBJR 6

Green Bay Diocese names priests accused of child sex abuse … in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child tumbled from the back …

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  Welcome and advice for Minnesota’s new governor

ECM Publishers

Many of Minnesota’s 5.6 million residents remain divided with conflicting … and backlogs in senior and child abuse investigations need attention.

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  Minnesota mom charged after toddler tumble caught on video

Your Valley

(AP) — Prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child … To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the …

Minnesota mom charged after toddler tumble caught on video – Ottawa Citizen

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  Senator Limmer update: top priorities for 2019

Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

… up waste, fraud, and abuse within state government, child care affordability, and stronger support for those who are battling mental health issues. … The award will be presented at the 2019 Minnesota Department of Veterans …

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  ‘Highly credible’ reports of child sex abuse by former Landon School teacher

WTOP

‘Highly credible’ reports of child sex abuse by former Landon School … the Bethesda school in 1962, taught at the Blake School in Minnesota until …

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  Shutdown could impact food access, housing, domestic violence and sexual assault victims

St. Cloud Times

Funding for dozens of agencies that serve Minnesota’s domestic abuse and sexual assault victims could be cut off due to the shutdown. The situation …

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  Victor Page Ex-Georgetown Star Violent Incident Caught On Video

TMZ

… rape, attempted sex abuse of a minor, 2nd degree child abuse and more. … He had a cup of coffee with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but never saw …

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  Senator Warren Limmer announces early session priorities

Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

Things like health care costs, child care costs, government waste and abuse, mental health support, and taxes … Warren.Limmer@senate.mn; or at his office in room 3221 of the Minnesota Senate Building, 95 University Ave, St Paul.

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  The horrifying true story of the six slain children behind the Broken Harts podcast.

Mamamia

Broken Harts is a follow-on from Glamour’s long-read piece on the case by … up to trip that claimed the lives of the Hart family, from child abuse allegations, … A Minnesota child protection officer wrote in a report that Jennifer and …

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  Can Improved Health Care Access Reduce Sexual Violence?

Psychology Today (blog)

… prevention programs and evaluating policies that affect child sexual abuse. … Programs like the Minnesota Family Investment, that provide financial …

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  Why make Kirsten Gillibrand suffer for what Al Franken did?

The Boston Globe

These are the obsessive supporters — “stans” — of former Minnesota senator Al Franken. As the #MeToo movement garnered worldwide attention in …

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  Priest gives pulpit to homosexual partners to share ‘witness’ story prior to Sunday Mass

Lifesite

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A parish priest in … The homosexual men had with them one-year-old Cohen, a child whom they …. note of the sex abuse crisis as well, noting that abuse of minors “upends the …

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Bismarck day care provider found guilty of child abuse

Grand Forks Herald

The injured child was airlifted from CHI St. Alexius Medical Center to University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital with blood hemorrhages around her …

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  Robbery accessory suspect captured in Minnesota

Hastings Tribune

Robinson faces charges of robbery, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and committing child abuse without injury. Robinson waived his right to a …

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  Man accused of masturbating on hotel rooftop arrested again

WFLA

Jason Bradley Tietz, 48, of Burnsville, Minnesota, was arrested for child abuse and lewd or lascivious exhibition and booked into the Pinellas County …

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The argument for extending Mike Zimmer’s contract in Minnesota

The Viking Age

In 2014, Zimmer lost Peterson for the majority of the season due to a suspension related to child abuse and Minnesota finished with a 7-9 record.

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  Ex-boyfriend of missing Temple woman dated missing Minnesota woman

KXAN.com

According to Dottie Pease, April’s mother, her daughter suffered from substance abuse. She told KXAN that Pease moved to Minnesota to both seek …

Ex-boyfriend of missing Temple woman named person of interest in 2009 disappearance of … – KCENTV.com

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  Two Abuse Victims Who Came Back to the Church

National Catholic Register (blog)

Both men were victims of sexual abuse by priests as minors and left the … Wehmeyer was sentenced to three years in prison in Minnesota for other …

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  Vatican is now defendant in 3 Guam clergy sex abuse lawsuits

Pacific Daily News

Attorneys for the plaintiffs said the survivors of clergy sex abuse believe they … More: Second boy claims priest brought him to Minnesota for sex abuse.

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  Burnsville Man Masturbated In Public: Police

Patch.com

A Minnesota man is spending his vacation in a Florida jail after conducting lewd … Jason Bradly Tietz, 47, of Burnsville was first arrested on Jan. 8. … five counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, assault, child abuse, providing a false …

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  Man who masturbated at Sioux Falls hotel arrested twice in one week for masturbation in Florida

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Jason Bradley Tietz, 47, from Brownsville, Minnesota, was arrested at Hotel … More: Sioux Falls Police: Man masturbated in front of girls at hotel … Tietz faces several felonies, including lewd and lascivious exhibition and child abuse …

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  Before Harts Plunged Off a Cliff, Strain Dogged Family

New York Times

Though the central question of why Jennifer Hart drove off the cliff may …. A few months later, Minnesota Child Welfare received six reports of abuse or …

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  Broken Harts, Episode 6: ‘Beautiful Black Boys’

Glamour

According to a 28-page report filed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in September 2009, only months after Jen … Maintaining a sense of fear may have helped Jen and Sarah keep the ongoing abuse under wraps.

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  Minnesota man, 47, was arrested twice in four days for exposing himself in Florida – and the …

Daily Mail

A Minnesota man with a history of indecent exposure was arrested twice in one … and pleasuring himself in front of people, including children, in Florida. … of trespassing and one count of child abuse for allegedly punching Bauer.

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  Santa Rosa Diocese releases list of priests and deacons accused of sexual abuse

Lake County News

The Diocese of Santa Rosa has produced a list of its priests and deacons who … It is painful for victims of childhood sexual abuse, for the People of God, … Ramsey County, Minnesota prosecutor in 2016 by a man in the Diocese of …

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  Broken Harts, Episode 5: Full Transcript

Glamour

From Glamour and HowStuffWorks, this is Broken Harts. … Devonte, Jeremiah, and Sierra after an allegation of child abuse had already been made against them,he pointed to the lack of criminal charges in the state of Minnesota.

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  Highlands Ranch couple wins weight-loss challenge

Highlands Ranch Herald

Their hard work paid off: in 2018 they were recognized as winners of … Originally from Minnesota, Linda moved to Denver for seminary school. … As a young child, Linda experienced sexual abuse that left her with lifelong trauma.

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  Award-Nominated Indie Films to See at the Walker Art Center

Minnesota Monthly

Minnesota Monthly … The year’s best indie films screen at the Walker Art Center from January 15 to February 9. … remembering the twisted relationships of abuse she endured as a child; and the wild, satirical, hilarious Sorry … Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.

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  Church Briefs 01-17-19

Brookings Register

Musician Jane Smith of Pipestone, Minnesota, will perform. … The church faces multimillion-dollar lawsuits for sexual abuse from about 190 accusers.

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  State must better support its universities to deal effectively with mental health issues

MinnPost

Why do we put forth violence as the face of mental illness? … to me: suicidal thoughts, a child or spouse suffering a mood disorder, abuse at home or work, … Perhaps the state of Minnesota must provide what Minnesota State needs.

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MN United Gophers Colleges Lawsuit alleges Minnesota child welfare … Child abuse laws differ by state, so it’s important to understand the laws of …

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  Senate Republicans push to make addressing Minnesota’s child care woes a priority

MinnPost

For Republicans in control of the state Senate, one issue placed front and center was Minnesota’s lack of affordable child care, which has been a …

Minnesota Senate Republicans Make Lowering Health Care Costs and Reducing Taxes a Priority – Alpha News MN

Readers’ Views – Fairmont Sentinel

Senator Bruce Anderson unveils early priorities for 2019 session – Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

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  Baby Sitter Accused Of Killing Boy And Giving Body To Mother

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Tietsort, who is pregnant with her sixth child, also faces child abuse charges involving an 11-month-old girl in her care. That charge stems from an …

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  Minnesota appeals court upholds family rights in foster care cases

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The young children, who were removed from their birth parents’ custody because of drug abuse, were then placed with nonrelative foster parents, with …

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  Court: Relatives Should Be Included In Minnesota Child Placement Cases

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The Star Tribune reports the children were removed from their parents’ custody because of drug abuse. They were placed with foster parents who …

Court: Relatives Should Be Included in Child Placement Cases – U.S. News & World Report

Hearing Now Required for Family Member Adoptions – KNSI Radio

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  New faces, old questions dominate start of 2019 Minnesota Legislature: What can get done?

MinnPost

Any discussion of the 2019 session of the Minnesota Legislature starts with … Also missing are a ton of GOP House members who were swept out of …. at reports of fraud and abuse by some providers claiming state reimbursement.

Gov. Walz touts education, equity – KARE11.com

Walz calls to close education, health care gaps in inaugural address – Minnesota Public Radio News

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  Delaware ranked among the 10 worst states for raising a child, according to study

The News Journal

Delaware had 6,971 reports of child abuse in 2016, according to the U.S. … In 2016, the state had 1,572 child abuse victims, down 32.7 percent from the … (7) Massachusetts, (8) Washington, (9) Minnesota and (10) New Hampshire.

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  Merger means Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will expand national footprint

KSTP

… Health System, which serves counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. … The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will fill the role of serving families that … “Together with the entire staff of the Zero Abuse Project, I look forward to …

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  With bankruptcy end, fresh opportunities to help abuse survivors

The Catholic Spirit

Meuers is the southwest Minnesota chapter director of the Survivors … Meuers, 79, is one of more than a dozen clergy sexual abuse survivors in …

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  Trauma in early childhood boosts the risk of teen obesity, study says

Philly.com

With more than 105,000 Minnesota eighth, ninth, and 11th graders … six kinds of adverse experiences: if they had been subjected to physical abuse, …

Study: traumatic childhood experiences lead to obesity – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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  MN Senate Republicans want compromise, but don’t expect them to just give in

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

“We’ve had divided government most of the time in Minnesota,” said Senate … they say there are plenty of opportunities to root out fraud and abuse.

Senator Chamberlain outlines early priorities for 2019 session – Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

Senator Julie Rosen announces early session priorities – Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

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  Broken Harts, Episode 5: ‘Owies’

Glamour

As it turns out, Jen and Sarah Hart have a long history of reported abuse … In December of 2010, Minnesota Child Welfare learns about a bruise on …

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  Walz chooses Lourey to head state Human Services

Mankato Free Press

Rebecca Lucero, public policy director at the Minnesota Council of … who resigned under fire amid complaints of widespread abuse of residents in …

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  On the Minnesota Legislature’s first day agreements and arguments come into view

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Big presence at MN Capitol from Mom’s Demand Action. … rooting out fraud and abuse in public programs and aligning the state tax code with recent …

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  A woman in a vegetative state suddenly gave birth. Her alleged assault is a #MeToo wake-up call.

Vox

According to Smith, instances of abuse as extreme as the Arizona case … In one case in Minnesota in 2014, nursing home administrators said they …

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  Minnesota Legislative Sessions Begin Next Week

KEYC

“I expect to work with Democrats on issues that are important for all Minnesotans, which is really cutting waste fraud and abuse from government; that’s …

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  Day care provider found guilty of child abuse

Bismarck Tribune

Jurors found a former local day care provider guilty of child abuse. … of Minnesota Children’s Hospital with blood hemorrhages around her brain, …

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  Candidates crowd Senate District 11 race

Duluth News Tribune

Tony Lourey as his pick for Minnesota Department of Human Services … fraud and abuse” he sees in Minnesota’s spending surplus and to lessen the …

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  Thousands of Kids Need Foster Care in Minnesota & North Dakota

KVRR

The Minnesota Department of Human Services reports that nearly 17,000 … A big reason for that spike involves parental opioid and alcohol abuse, …

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  Austin man sentenced to 24 years for sexually assaulting underage girl; Must serve a minimum of …

Austin Herald

Oscar Armando Vargas, 22, of Austin was sentenced on Wednesday in Mower … Court to two consecutive terms of 144 months in the Minnesota Correctional … She said the last occurrence of abuse was two weeks before the police …

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  Justice flows from rivertown experiences: Former Red Wing resident named judge

Republican Eagle

Minnesota is divided into different judicial districts. … Having worked with child protection and child abuse cases for 25 years has given him a clear …

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  Northland Legislators Discuss Priorities For 2019 Legislative Session

WDIO

PAUL – Tuesday marked the first day of the Minnesota legislative session, and … Olson says the first 10 bills from the House Caucus will represent … child care access and affordability issues, as well as waste fraud and abuse in …

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  Town hall topics get touchy

Alexandria Echo Press

Ingebrigtsen was asked if Minnesota could become a sanctuary state, which … The senator noted several child care centers in Minnesota are suspected of … Services, should be given the chance to crack down on welfare abuse.

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  Superior man gets 50 years for child sex assault

Duluth News Tribune

A Superior man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 12 in Douglas County Circuit Court.

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  Catholic Church’s Santa Rosa Diocese to name priests accused of sex abuse

Sonoma Index-Tribune

… the names of Catholic priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse during … Minnesota-based Jeff Anderson & Associates, which represents the …

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  Which state is the best place to raise children?

PennLive.com

SafeHome.org looked at child abuse, juvenile homicides, school shootings … are Hawaii, Vermont, Maryland, North Dakota, Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, Connecticut and Iowa. Louisiana came in as the worst place to raise children.

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  Column: New session begins on cooperative note

Republican Eagle

Minnesota has a long history of supporting people with pre-existing … crisis, protected seniors from elder care abuse, and protected thousands of …

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  Police ID remains of fifth child of adoptive mother who drove family off California cliff

NewsChannel5.com

A fifth child from the Hart family, killed when their intoxicated adoptive mother drove the family … Washington and Minnesota, as well as people who knew them, said the homeschooling, organic … How isolation hid children’s abuse.

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  To try again or let it drop — a taxing question for legislators

Daily Press

Minnesota officials had removed Heaven from her mother’s home before … Her mother has pleaded guilty to felony homicide and felony child abuse.

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  ‘Tremendous dedication and work ethic’: Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi retires after 16 years …

Austin Herald

Amazi started her law enforcement career after graduating from the Alexandria … They later moved to Minnesota, and Amazi was hired by the Mower County … who was working on getting tougher charges passed for elderly abuse.

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  Broken Harts, Episode 5: Full Transcript

Glamour

From Glamour and How Stuff Works, this is Broken Harts. … Justine Harman: The abuse started in Alexandria, Minnesota, and it would follow the family …

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  Wisconsin priest abuse case: Sawyer County sheriff says two more victims came forward

Wausau Daily Herald

Wisconsin priest abuse case: Sawyer County sheriff says two more victims came forward … He was extradited from Minnesota to Wisconsin on Nov.

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  Redwood County Children’s Advocacy Center is serving families facing the trauma of abuse and …

Crookston Daily Times

That is the reality, and at times that traumatic event is the result of abuse or some other …. To learn more about the CAC, visit www.co.redwood.mn.us.

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  Northern Minnesota man accused of fatally abusing infant in his care

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

WALKER, Minn. — A 20-year-old man has been charged in Cass County District Court in the death of a 3-month-old boy. Presley Arron Sleyster is …

Central Minnesota man charged with murder in brutal death of child – Duluth News Tribune

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  Dioceses have gone bankrupt after opening window to sex abuse lawsuits

Tribune-Review

Updated 2 minutes ago. Like dominoes falling one after another, dioceses across Minnesota declared bankruptcy in the wake of the state passing a …

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  Lawmaker aims to extend deadline for child sex abuse suits

Minnesota Lawyer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A state lawmaker will try to extend the time limit for filing child sex abuse lawsuits in Rhode Island, with support from the House …

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