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Associated press Isabelle Guggisberg helps Gov. Mark Dayton sign a bill named after her older brother, Jacob, on Wednesday, with family and legislators watching. The bill requires both parents to be notified if a child is abused or neglected.

Youth wants to help abused kids wrestle with problems

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ST. PAUL -- Jacob Gould used to dream of being a professional wrestler, but now the 12-year-old with a new law named after him wants to devote his life to helping others wrestle with problems like almost cost him his life.

"If I can help just one kid, it would be 100 percent worth it," the Clara City sixth-grader said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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