Family & Pets

Best Non-Candy Items To Give Trick Or TreatersIf you're hoping to hand out something other than sugar to the kids on Halloween this year, you'll want to make sure you do it right. Here are five fun things to offer this year that will keep the kids happy.
Meet Hazel – This Week's Pet Guest!Hazel stopped by WCCO Studios Friday for her live television debut! The Chihuahua-mix was found abandoned with her brother in a foreclosed home. Cathy Johnson from Northwoods Humane Society says animal control found them both and brought them to the shelter last week.
Best Places For Outdoor Yoga In MinnesotaPractice the moving meditation of yoga in nature with these suggested locales. Our five top spots around Minnesota range from peaceful to invigorating. Namaste!
4 Your Pets: Finding A Pet-Friendly Dwelling + Feline Fun FestRenters with pets know how challenging it can be to find an awesome apartment that also accepts fur-babies. And once you've found a possible pad, you hope the landlord isn't preparing to gouge you with fees.
Best Places To Rent A Boat In MinnesotaWith well over 10,000 lakes, rivers and waterways to explore in our great state, you'd be hard-pressed to not find a boat to rent nearby. Check out our list of five of the best places for boat rentals in Minnesota.
Expert: Upgrades Needed At Nursing Rooms In Most Twin Cities StadiumsThey are meant to be a private space for breast-feeding mothers to feed their babies or pump milk for later, but some believe Minnesota's major arenas and stadiums should make some changes to their mothers rooms. Taking in the last warm days has become especially important to the Molly Fyten this year.
5 Essential Exercises To Work Out Your BrainWant to sharpen your brain? Flex your mind muscles with these exercises from Henry Emmons, author of "Staying Sharp: 9 Keys For A Youthful Brain Through Modern Science And Ageless Wisdom."
Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails In MinnesotaYou and your best friend can enjoy the wilderness not far from city lights or take in city lights away from the wilderness.
'Recess Coaches' Help Students Fully Enjoy Break TimeSo much has changed since most of us were in elementary school. Not just in the classroom, but also at recess. A national non-profit called Playworks started training "recess coaches" in Minnesota five years ago. These coaches lead children in organized activities during free time outside. Recess coaches are now in several public schools across the Twin Cities.
Best Family-Friendly Labor Day Events In MinnesotaYou shouldn't have to labor over finding something to do for Labor Day.
Keeping Track Of Your Kids At The State FairKeeping track of your group can be difficult in the large crowds of the Minnesota State Fair, especially when you are with kids. That is why the fair has free ID bracelets available for all attendees.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or LessSchool lunches don't have to be a hassle.