CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS WAY UP: Hard times hit kids
Prolonged hard economic times have stressed some families to the breaking point, and Becker County child protection workers are busier than ever trying to keep kids safe.
"There's been a marked upwards trend in the child protection caseload," said Donna Richgels, child protection supervisor for Becker County Human Services.
"We're also seeing a resurgence of meth use in the county," she told the Becker County Board Tuesday.
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