Providers are only required nine hours of annual training, according to the Star Tribune. Minnesota is also one of the 26 states that doesn't require in-home providers to have a high school degree. The Department of Human Services told the newspaper the state is reviewing requirements in light of a recent increase of daycare deaths.
Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing
Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.
Authorities ID man who died during police standoff in Winsted
Warning: This story mentions suicide.
Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video
The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."
Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host
She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.
Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure
The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.
Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility
The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.
Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.
The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.
Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer
Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.
Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M
The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.
Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy
Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.
North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement
Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.
Panel recommends tougher requirements for at-home daycare providers
An increase in child deaths has prompted a state panel to recommend tougher safety requirements for at-home daycare providers. Three-fourths of the 96 deaths reported since 2002 involved sleeping infants. The panel says more training and consequences for providers is needed. Lucinda Jesson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is trying to get legislative leaders on board after seeing resistance to legislation in the past.
Minnesota to renew pursuit of No Child Left Behind waiver
Education officials will revise Minnesota's application for a waiver from the federal law in light of conditions laid out by President Obama. The state wants to be freed from the testing requirements and mandatory sanctions in No Child Left Behind.
Dayton, Republicans clash over child care unionization
About 11,000 self-employed providers who run child care businesses in their homes want the ability to unionize. But it has pitted Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton against legislative Republicans seeking to curb organized labor.
Gov. Dayton mulling over unionizing child care
MPR News reports the governor says he won't issue an order that would automatically enroll child care providers into a union, but would rather they chose for themselves. Republicans are against the move, saying Dayton doesn't have the authority to make such a call.
Firearms safety training may be coming to state parks
Right now you'd better hold your fire when you're in a state park. But the Minnesota DNR is considering a change. The popularity of firearms safety classes has swamped the available space at shooting ranges. State parks might become an overflow option.
Minn. child-care operator's license revoked after stabbing investigation
The Minnesota Department of Human Services revokes a Duluth woman's child-care license after an investigation concludes she stabbed a household member in front of children.
New flu strain found in Minnesota child
The CDC reports a child in Minnesota caught a flu strain known as H1N2. The virus is found in swine and this case is only the second known infection in the United States. The child has recovered, and the CDC says there's no evidence the virus has spread to other humans.
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