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Lawmakers say state not putting child safety first in abuse cases


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators who crafted legislation earlier this year to make sure a child's safety is first priority in abuse cases say the state is not following through with that requirement.

Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, opened a Tuesday meeting of a legislative child abuse task force meeting chastising state and county officials working on the issue for not putting safety first. "When you walk in, that child has to be safe."

"People seem to have forgotten safety," Sen. Kathy Sheran, D-Mankato, said.


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