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.
Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school
The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."
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82-year-old Independence man dies in golf cart accident
Few details are known about the incident.
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The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.
APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio
MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
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The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
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No employees were struck by the pickup.
Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane
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Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads
The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.
Farmington daycare provider reveals details surrounding infant's death
Details are emerging in the death of a 3-month-old boy who died while at a Farmington in-home daycare last week. The provider has admitted that the infant was sleeping on a bed and not in crib, but her lawyer says negligence should not be assumed.
Oakdale daycare provider accused of locking kids in outdoor shed in winter
An Oakdale daycare provider is facing child endangerment and child neglect charges, stemming from an alleged incident after social workers showed up unannounced at her in-home daycare in February. According to a criminal complaint, Jennifer Lynn Goldetsky, 43 rushed three children out the back door of her daycare and locked them in a shed -- without shoes or jackets -- because she had too many children in her care.
Push to unionize in-home daycare providers on hold -- for now
The judge issued a restraining order preventing the union election Dayton had authorized last month. Opponents argued Dayton didn't have the power to order an election.
Minnesota lacks safety training requirements for in-home child care
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.
Chisago Co. daycare provider acquitted of murder charges in death of 8-month-old
A North Chisago Lakes Township woman was acquitted Thursday night in the death of 8-month-old child at her unlicensed home day care last year. Salli D. Schultz, 43, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Brooke Kowarsch, of Lindstrom. Defense attorney Earl Gray said Friday that authorities rushed to judgment in filing homicide charges.
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