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February 24, 2015
House passes first part of child abuse law changes
ST. PAUL -- The state House passed the first step of a child abuse prevention effort that began when a west-central Minnesota boy died after 15 reports that he was being mistreated. On a 130-0 Monday vote, the House approved legislation that would put into law the provision that...
February 24, 2015 - 8:07am
January 28, 2015
Keeping kids safe can be more than a full-time job
There are few jobs out there where nearly every moment of the day is an urgent situation… where a little life relies on your decision-making...
January 28, 2015 - 12:30pm
January 13, 2015
Boy's death leads to efforts to improve child abuse investigations
ST. PAUL -- The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations. "There has been a light shining onto the child protection system in our state..." Human Services Commissioner Lucinda...
news / government
January 13, 2015 - 7:57am
December 15, 2014
State urged to rethink handling of child abuse
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s leans too heavily on family engagement and support in response to reports of child abuse and not enough on investigation and child safety, a state task force said Friday. The task force, which was created after the death of a Minnesota boy who had been...
December 15, 2014 - 10:22am
July 9, 2013
Childhood trauma linked to adult diseases
Reports of child abuse continually surface in the office of Roxy Foster, who hears of the gamut of ways children are harmed — one girl gets sexually abused by a relative, another baby boy gets brain damage after his inexperienced father throws him against the wall. Foster, director...
July 9, 2013 - 8:18am
March 21, 2009
Prosecutor tells jury in Duluth child abuse trial that 6-year-old victim said, 'OK, Dad. I'll tell them I fell'
DULUTH - Six-year-old "Mikey'' was in the pediatric intensive care unit of St. Mary's Medical Center with a fractured left elbow, a liver laceration and numerous bruises on his stomach, legs, back and penis in September of 2007. That's when a nursing assistant overheard the boy...
March 21, 2009 - 1:51pm
February 24, 2009
Fargo man gets prison for child abuse
A 39-year-old man received three years in prison Monday for dropping his then 3-month-old son headfirst and hitting him with a closed fist, leaving...
February 24, 2009 - 9:28am
February 12, 2009
Fargo man accused of slapping baby
FARGO - A Fargo woman text-messaged police last month after discovering a bruise on her 1-year-old son's face. The tip initiated a child abuse case against the boy's father, who is accused of slapping the child excessively hard after he pulled baby wipes out of the container. This...
February 12, 2009 - 11:00am
February 5, 2009
Former Grand Forks woman charged in daughter's death
A prosecutor said the daughter of a former Grand Forks woman, who charged with child abuse and neglect, has died. Burleigh County State's Attorney Richard Riha said the 6-month-old child died Wednesday morning. He said no decision has been made on any additional or new charges against...
February 5, 2009 - 1:30pm