The Chicago Avenue center was the subject of a recent search warrant.
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.
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.
A Farmington day care's provider's license has been suspended by Minnesota regulators following the death of a 3-month-old infant in her care on Tuesday. The death was the eighth in an in-home day care this year.
An Eagan woman faces criminal charges, including two counts of manslaughter, over last summer's death of a three-month-old who was in her care. Authorities say the baby was put down for a nap and died of asphyxiation. The provider was licensed to care for 12 children but had 20 in her home at the time.
Responding to a Star Tribune investigation into a rising number of deaths at Minnesota day cares, regulators with the Department of Human Services have called for more training of day-care providers and greater compliance with safe-sleeping requirements.
Witnesses say they saw a man who helps operate an at-home day care service walking two young children on leashes and pushing kids to the ground, according St. Cloud police. He was arrested and could be charged with malicious punishment of a child, according to the St. Cloud Times.
The day care provider called 911 after trying to wake up an 8-month-old boy from a nap and finding the child was not breathing. Police say the provider is cooperating and that the child shows no signs of abuse or trauma.
Those who disagree with a move to unionize the state's child care workers will ask a federal judge to rule on Gov. Dayton's executive order authorizing a union vote. Opponents say Dayton's order may violate their First Amendment
The challenge comes after the attorney general's office laid out three options for the governor after a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a union election. Politics in Minnesota says none of the options would get the election back on track any time soon.
One child care provider who has joined a lawsuit to block a vote to unionize tells Forum Communications' reporter Don Davis that she worries a union would take over all negotiations with state officials, leaving her with no voice of her own. But union supporters say the move to stop the vote is just a ploy by "cheap-labor conservatives" and that unionization would provide better pay and benefits for workers in the industry.
A group of child care providers opposed to an effort to unionize the business are suing. They claim Gov. Dayton overstepped his authority in signing an executive order authorizing child-care workers to vote on whether to form a union.