WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red

Latest News

Saturday Is Missing Children’s Day In Minnesota

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things For April 18, 2014
  2. WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Fried Chicken
  3. Wis. Senior Bowls Perfect 300 ... Again
  4. Dozens Behind Bars After Largest MN Heroin Bust
  5. Morning Headlines From 04/18

Related: Crews Are Searching For A Missing Girl In Elk River

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday as Missing Children’s Day in Minnesota, part of a national effort to raise awareness about missing and exploited children.

State officials say 9,477 children ages 17 and under were reported missing in Minnesota last year. These children could be runaways, abducted by family members or acquaintances, or otherwise missing. Most, but not all missing children are located within a matter of days.

Events to commemorate the day are taking place across the state.

Missing Children Minnesota and the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center are hosting a “Make Noise for Missing People” event Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joule business and event center at 1200 South Washington Ave. in Minneapolis.

Saturday is also National Missing Children’s Day, which began in 1983.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus