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Dayton provided severance to appointees who resigned

virginiamn.com — When Katie Clark Sieben announced in April she was resigning as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, her boss, Gov. Mark Dayton, praised her "tremendous talent" and said she would be a "contributing leader of this community for many years to come."

Dayton provided severance to appointees who resigned

apmreports.org — When Katie Clark Sieben announced in April she was resigning as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, her boss, Gov. Mark Dayton, praised her "tremendous talent" and said she would be a "contributing leader of this community for many years to come."

Investigators find four cases of maltreatment at defunct Mesabi Academy

apmreports.org — St. Louis County Child Protection Services has found four cases of maltreatment at a now-closed juvenile correctional facility in northeastern Minnesota. In a wide-ranging set of documents released late last week, county investigators said that in one instance an employee of Mesabi Academy broke the clavicle of a youth after shoving him against a wall.

Mesabi Academy closes, investigations into alleged maltreatment continue

Minnesota Juvenile Treatment Facility To Close Following Abuse Allegations

Where to go? The stories of three families after Mesabi Academy

apmreports.org — Some of Minnesota's most vulnerable and disruptive children still have nowhere to go after a juvenile correctional facility in northern Minnesota said it would close by the end of June. In May, the state Department of Human Services and Hennepin and Ramsey counties pulled their kids from Mesabi Academy after concerns over treatment at the facility came out in news reports.

Ortman fails to win endorsement in re-election bid

blogs.mprnews.org — The Deputy Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate didn't win her party's endorsement for re-election on Tuesday night. Republican delegates in Senate District 47 chose not to endorse a candidate after neither incumbent Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, nor auto mechanic Bruce Schwichtenberg could win 60 percent delegate support after five ballots.

Closure of juvenile center reveals Minnesota's lack of adequate treatment

mprnews.org — This story was produced by APM Reports, a new national investigative journalism and documentary group at American Public Media. The imminent closing of a juvenile treatment center on the Iron Range raises the immediate question of where dozens of Minnesota's most challenging troubled boys go now.

Mesabi Academy to close

mprnews.org — The parent company of an Iron Range juvenile residential treatment center said it planned to close the facility by the end of next month. The decision came after several counties pulled residents and the state froze new admissions, actions that followed several APM Reports stories about Mesabi Academy.

Mesabi Academy agrees to temporarily halt admissions

duluthnewstribune.com — The action was announced today after department officials met earlier with staff members from Mesabi Academy, St. Louis County Child Protection Services and the St. Louis County Attorney's office. Mesabi Academy agreed to the suspension, corrections deputy commissioner Ron Solheid said in a prepared statement.
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