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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Public awareness of the elder abuse “epidemic” is key to stopping it, Minnesota S.A.F.E. Elders Initiative officials insist. “It’s so important we get on top of it early,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said last month at a press conference in St. Paul. No one really knows how many [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer This is a story Amy Cunningham likes to share with her students at Westwood Elementary in Zimmerman. When she was an adolescent, not much older than her students are, she wanted to be a slice of pepperoni pizza for Halloween. A neighbor girl dropped by to have Cunningham’s mom, who [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer As the heat index pushed 100 degrees at the Sherburne County Fair, 4-H youth tried to keep themselves cool and their animals cooler as livestock shows began July 18 at the 125th annual event in Elk River. Ruth Krisko, 12, of Becker, and her sister, Katie, 10, took turns in [...]

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