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Art Therapy An Aesthetic Outlet For At-Risk Kids

Poverty, homeless and abuse are problems — and art is one of the solutions. At least in one program that’s finding a way to give at-risk kids a new way to express themselves, and an opportunity to display their work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

08/18/2013

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Workers, Cop Sacked After Alleged Awards Program Abuse

Seven workers at a well-known grocery store are out of a job. They’re accused of abusing a shopper rewards program for their own personal use.

06/26/2013

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Highly Potent Heroin Has Tight Grip On Metro

Heroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn’t a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.

06/06/2013

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Charges: Man Punched Child To Teach Him ‘How To Be A Man’

A 37-year-old man has been charged with malicious punishment of a child after police say he punched his 13-year-old relative more than 20 times to teach him a lesson about “being a man.”

05/29/2013

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Diocese Suspends 2 Iowa Priests After Abuse Claims

The Diocese of Davenport says it has temporarily suspended two priests in eastern Iowa while it investigates allegations that they improperly touched minors decades ago.

04/22/2013

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Wis. Stepmother Takes Deal In Starved Teen Case

A Wisconsin woman accused of torturing and starving her teenage stepdaughter pleaded no contest to child abuse-related charges Monday just before her trial was set to begin.

04/08/2013

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Victims Of Child Abuse Fight To Change MN’s Statute Of Limitations

Victims of child sexual abuse were at the state capitol Thursday, fighting to change a Minnesota law that would allow survivors more time to take civil action.

02/28/2013

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Abuse Report At Rochester HS May Not Have Followed Kyle’s Law

A family who has fought for years to protect vulnerable children says a story WCCO first shared this week means more needs to be done.

02/17/2013

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Rochester Mom Fights To Have Abusive School Employee Fired

A Minnesota mother says a school aid went too far with her son, who has a severe case of autism and can’t speak. And she says there’s video to prove it.

02/11/2013

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Texas Judge Backs Order On Boy Scout Abuse Files

A Texas district judge on Wednesday reaffirmed an earlier ruling that requires the Boy Scouts of America to turn over so-called “perversion” files kept on abuse claims, one of three states where the Scouts are involved in court battles over the private files.

01/30/2013

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Minn. Judge Orders Release Of More Boy Scout Files

A Minnesota judge has ordered the release of confidential Boy Scout records on sexual abuse from 1999 to 2008.

01/29/2013

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Mom, Stepdad Charged For Harsh Abuse Of Teen

A mother and stepfather are charged with neglect and malicious punishment of a child after authorities say they forced their 15-year-old son to live in poor conditions.

11/28/2012

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Charges: Couple Starved Boy, 8, Down To 35 Lbs.

A North Mankato couple allegedly starved their adopted son to the point that the 8-year-old weighed just under 35 pounds, according to newly filed criminal charges. The abuse was carried out in full view of the boy’s three siblings, the criminal complaint says.

11/05/2012

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Chinese Teacher Posts Abusive Photos Online

A young preschool teacher has been fired for posting more than 700 pics of her abusing her students.

10/26/2012

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Mom, Boyfriend Accused Of Abuse That Left Girl Paralyzed

An Apple Valley woman has been charged with malicious punishment of a child, assault and neglect after police say she and her boyfriend abused a 2-year-old to the point of being partially paralyzed.

10/09/2012

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