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Minnesota's day-care providers are quitting in droves. Here's why.

Requiring fingerprints and mugshot-like photos of children whose parents provide child care in their homes are examples of the unnecessary regulations lawmakers say are causing providers to quit.

“It is very hurtful to them to have a business that subjects their children to this kind of process,” said Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake. She said providers’ children shouldn’t be treated like criminals and required to take a photo similar to wanted posters hung up in a post office.


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