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27
Aug

Silver Alert Success Story: 76-year old Wisconsin Woman Found in Minnesota

On August 26, 2015, a Silver Alert  was issued for 76-year-old Sheila Brewer. Brewer went missing in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and was later found safe at least 120 miles away in Minnesota.

From the news story at WMTV in Madison:

 

CUBA CITY, Wis.– A 76-year-old woman who was last seen in Cuba City Wednesday has been found safe in Minnesota.

Sheila Brewer left a relative’s home in Cuba City around 7 a.m. to drive home to St. Paul, Minnesota.

She was found safe Thursday morning.

14
Apr

Minnesota: Legislature Approves Silver Alert Study

The Minnesota Senate substantially revised propose Silver Alert legislation. Rather than implement such a system for missing seniors directly, the Senate amended pending legislation to study the issue.

The bill began as SF 857, a bill which would have created and implemented a full Silver Alert program.

According to Senator Kathy Sheran (D-Mankato): “This legislation seeks to protect seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, who are some of our most vulnerable citizens. By establishing a working group of experts to assess whether or not a system is needed in Minnesota, we’re making strides in ensuring the safety of our seniors.”

The bill remains pending in the Minnesota legislature, according to The West Central Tribune.