A grandmother continues to fight for child custody of her two grandchildren, despite the fact her efforts were turned away by two other courts thus far. Her pleas have now reached the Minnesota Supreme Court, which she hopes will finally give her the sole custody she is looking for.
The families of two Minnesota teenagers are fighting for custody over the couple's child after the girl's parents were killed in a murder-suicide. The child was orphaned after her 17-year-old father shot her 16-year-mother several times before killing himself. Both sets of grandparents are now battling for child custody in court, each accusing the other of being irresponsible parents.
In many families throughout Minnesota, grandparents are playing a major role in providing for their grandchildren. According to the AARP, 25 percent of grandparents polled said they spent over $1,000 a year on their grandkids. About 37 percent said they regularly contribute money to help cover the daily cost of living.