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Northern Minn. couple gives up foster care license after own child finds gun

The Minnesota Department of Human Services says an Iron Range couple voluntarily surrender their child foster care license after one of their own children found a gun in a family vehicle. The department's "statement of final agency decision" says Tony and Shannon Hautala of Mountain Iron surrendered their license -- one of two child foster care licenses lost in the area in recent weeks.
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The Minnesota Department of Human Services says an Iron Range couple voluntarily surrender their child foster care license after one of their own children found a gun in a family vehicle. The department's "statement of final agency decision" says Tony and Shannon Hautala of Mountain Iron surrendered their license -- one of two child foster care licenses lost in the area in recent weeks.

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