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.
ATF offering $5,000 reward for info on fire at condemned apartment building
The building sustained $1.8 million-worth of damage.
BCA IDs officer in fatal St. Paul shooting, says there was 'exchange of fire'
The sergeant has been an officer for 10 years.
Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son
The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.
Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales
The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."
Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen
Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.
Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants
An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.
Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant
State authorities were informed of the impending closure.
Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime
The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.
A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?
What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.
Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato
The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.
Search for group who stole 13 guns, ammo, vehicles on Thanksgiving
The theft happened at a home near Belle Plaine.
11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system
A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.
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.
Two Harbors foster parents lose license after spanking
A Two Harbors foster mother spanked a foster child in violation of state rules, and she and her husband, a Lutheran pastor, lost their foster care license, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. They plan to appeal.
Health Department suspends license of Brooklyn Center child care provider
A state official cited an "imminent risk" to children at the Arena Early Learning Center. But the Health Department is not specifying what the problems were. It's only the third time in a decade the department has suspended the license of a child care center.
Cost of child care exceeds college tuition in Minn.
A new national report shows it costs more to place an infant in a Minnesota day care center than a year of state college tuition, the Star Tribune reports. The advocacy group Child Aware of America names Minnesota the nation's second costliest state for center-based day care. The newspaper writes one year of infant care in a center cost $13,579 in Minnesota, while one year for a preschooler cost $10,470. In 17 states, a year of infant care cost less than $8,000.
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.
2 Twin Cities child-care providers where infants died shut down by state
Public records reveal that two child-care centers that failed to follow safe-sleep practices where infants died this year have been shut down by state regulators. A Carver County licensing inspector has also been found at fault for not following through on sanctions in one of the cases, which was discovered just days before an infant's death.
Investigation: Sex abusers in Minn. child-care facilities often other children
A new investigation by the Star Tribune finds out of the 65 child sex abuse cases in Minnesota child-care facilities since 2007, most of the abuse was committed by older children in the day-care or by a son of the day-care provider, and not by the adult.
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