A 45-year-old home day care provider has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 3-month-old boy who was in her care, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.
The Minnesota Senate approved a Democratic-sponsored bill Wednesday to let unions try to organize daycare providers and personal care workers, after a 17-hour debate that stretched through the night thanks to forceful opposition from Republicans.
Some child care providers are opposing a bill that would allow those providers who receive state subsidies to vote to become unionized. GOP Senator Carla Nelson said it will hurt a lot of people.
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Minnesota human services officials say the number of infant deaths in child care settings has dropped significantly this year.
Home care workers rallied at the Capitol Thursday, asking lawmakers to change the law and allow them to vote to form a union.
Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Monday calling for a union election. It would give Minnesota child care providers a chance to vote on whether to form a union.
The St. Paul Fire Department says 11 daycare kids and two adults were walking along Mississippi River Boulevard late Wednesday morning when they were attacked by a swarm of bees.
An Eagan day care provider has been charged with manslaughter after a 3-month-old child died in her care.
Relatives of the victims of a triple slaying at a Brooklyn Park home day care spoke out Tuesday, in an effort to stop these kinds of crimes from happening and find the man responsible.
An 8-month-old baby died at a Coon Rapids, Minn. day care on Wednesday afternoon.
About 100 families in the Twin Cities are forced to find a new day care for their kids after theirs was forced to shut down Tuesday.
Child care union organizers on Thursday launched a tough offensive against state Republican lawmakers. The union organizers accused lawmakers of a deliberate campaign to kill a unionization vote.
Gov. Mark Dayton will contest a court-ordered temporary injunction that sidetracked a planned unionization vote by in-home child care providers.