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New year will bring fingerprint law for child-care providers; Monroe Co. prosecutor found dead; more state news

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Starting in January, Wisconsin will join three dozen other states in requiring F-B-I fingerprint and background checks for child care providers.

Employees and household members in home-based facilities will also come under additional scrutiny. Wisconsin requires the state Justice Department to conduct background reviews of child care workers -- but until now, the state has not required FBI fingerprint checks.

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