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WILLMAR -- Every year Kandiyohi County Family Services receives about 800 reports of suspected child abuse.

The phone calls typically come from family, neighbors, school or medical officials who suspect children may be abused, citing everything from children being dirty, underfed and subject to verbal assaults to reports of suspicious injuries.

"They have concerns about kids," said Kathy Nelson, Kandiyohi County Family Services supervisor who oversees child welfare issues.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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