Baxter Day Care Temporarily Closed After Baby’s Death
BAXTER (AP) — State regulators have temporarily closed a family child care in Baxter following the death of a 3-month-old girl.
There also was a complaint that the providers failed to follow safety requirements to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant deaths.
Brooklyn Tramm died Oct. 22 at the family day care operated by Kimberly and Jerry Opay. The cause of death remains under investigation.
A spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Human Services says the death is the second to occur in a licensed Minnesota child care facility this year. Deaths in licensed child care dropped from 11 in 2011 to one last year.
Kimberley Opay told the newspaper Wednesday that she couldn't discuss the investigation or death in her home due to state licensing requirements.