Central Minnesota's Total Country (105.5 FM)
The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking families to leave on a porch light or light a candle today to honor Jacob Wetterling. Jacob was eleven-years-old when he was abducted in St. Joseph in central Minnesota 25 years ago today.
The state Health Department is setting up an Ebola Information Line. Governor Dayton says "Minnesota's best defense against Ebola is access to reliable information and resources." The line will be staffed during regular business hours, from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Health Department has made arrangements for a translation service for callers who do not speak English. The numbers for the Ebola Information Line are 651-201-3920 or 800-657-3903.
Governor Dayton's newly-appointed Task Force on the Protection of Children is meeting with local leaders in Duluth today (Wednesday). State Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, co-chair of the task force, says they've carved out some time for public comment. Jesson says last year 17 children in Minnesota died because of maltreatment and the state needs to think about what it can do to better protect those children. She says that includes children who are part of the child protection system and those who maybe should be.