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Governor's Task Force on Missing Children

Active dates:July, 1990 - 1991
Governor Rudy Perpich

The task force will examine the problem of missing children in Minnesota and make recommendations for public education programs, professional training and parental support options. The task force will also examine runaways and abductions by parents and strangers. Recommendations will be made to the governor by Feb. 15, 1991.


The disappearance of Jacob Wetterling in the fall of 1989 focused attention on the tragedy of missing children. In 1990, Governor Rudy Perpich established a Governor’s Task Force on Missing Children, naming Jacob's mother, Patty Wetterling, St. Joseph, to the Task Force.

In 1991, the legislature passed the Missing Children’s Act (1991 Laws of Minnesota, chapter 285), which included the registration of sex offenders, flagging of school records, and additional rewriting of the parental kidnapping statute.


27 Minnesota citizens served on the task force, including two delegates from Missing Children Minnesota. Please see the group's Final Report for a complete list of members.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1990.
Record last updated: 02/15/2024

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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