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The reporting window has closed ... but victim advocate says this is just the beginning

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In 2013, the State of Minnesota enacted the Child Victims Act - allowing victims of child sexual abuse a three-year window to file a civil action—even if they'd been told they couldn't because of a statute of limitations.

It's been a little more than a week since the Minnesota Child Victims Act expired, but only time will tell what the repercussions will be as new names of perpetrators and new documents revealing cover-ups come to light.

More information and resources for support is available here.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.