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After union push, Hennepin County gives employees child care leave during pandemic

Until the county's declared emergency ends, employees can now take 160 hours of two-thirds paid leave. The county also created opportunities for negative leave to be forgiven.

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Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

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It could take months to vaccinate MN teachers, people 65 and older

"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

As schools close, child-care centers urged to stay open in MN

""Now more than ever we need you to come together and help us."

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Attorney: Woman was drunk, watching 12 kids in illegal daycare

Washington County officials have filed a lawsuit to ban the woman from providing daycare.

Investigation finds 'weaknesses' in Minnesota child care fraud detection

The Office of the Legislative Auditor is calling for changes in the child care program.

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DHS inspector general placed on leave days after child care fraud report

Carolyn Ham still holds her position, and claims she's being scapegoated.