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Dayton Introduces Legislation To Fight Elder Abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Governor Mark Dayton is taking action to help protect Minnesota seniors.

This comes after a wave of criticism against the state health department’s lag in addressing elder abuse claims. 176 more words


Report: State's Neglect Of Elder Abuse Cases 'Deep And Pervasive'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A scathing report was released Tuesday about a state agency charged with investigating elder abuse in Minnesota.

The Office of Legislative Auditor revealed the Office of Health Facility Complaints failed to investigate thousands of abuse allegations. 412 more words


Relatives Of Elder Abuse Victims Give Powerful Testimony At Capitol Hearing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dozens of families demanded action at the State Capitol Wednesday after their loved ones were abused in Minnesota senior care facilities.

The Minnesota Senate hearing room was filled with families, many of them weeping openly. 238 more words


Minnesota Reports 116,000 Jump In Uninsured

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of Minnesota residents without health insurance jumped by 116,000 in the past two years, the state Department of Health said Tuesday. 553 more words


Health Officials Report 3 More Child Deaths From Flu

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – State health officials say three more children died last week from influenza.

That brings the total up to four kids that have died from the flu this season. 73 more words


Flu Season Showing Few Signs Of Letting Go

ELKO-NEW MARKET, Minn. (WCCO) — These have been trying days inside the Haugen household.

Asks the children’s father, Chad, “Are you feeling a little better Leo?” 339 more words