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Minnesota legislature can make day care safer

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning Star Tribune series of news stories over the past year spotlighted a public health crisis in Minnesota: an alarming increase over the past decade in the number of children dying at in-home day cares.

Now it’s up to state lawmakers to approve long-overdue reforms to tighten lax regulations and enact critical safeguards to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and suffocation-related death.

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