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Salvation Army Program Gives Toys To Kids Of Prisoners

It isn’t Santa’s workshop and the volunteers aren’t his elves. But at the Salvation Army, the work is underway to make sure more than 800 kids have gifts on Christmas Day.

12/12/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween Minus The Scares

Halloween is almost here. There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones? The Minnesota Zoo offers HallZooween throughout October, with daily events like a Halloween Mythbusters scavenger hunt.

10/15/2014

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Burnsville Incident Shows Risks Children Face On Social Media

Charges are expected Thursday against a Burnsville man after two 13-year-old girls he met through social media spent the night at his home. The case highlights the potential risks social media can pose for kids.

10/01/2014

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Census: More Than 175K MN Children Live In Poverty

Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal how many children in Minnesota are living in poverty. Fourteen percent of kids in the state of Minnesota lived in poverty in the last year. That’s about 176,000 children.

09/18/2014

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

09/15/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Good Question: Who Is Caring For Our Kids?

Returning to work after having a child can be a stressful time for many parents – from worrying to about childcare to simply worrying about their child. According to Child Care Aware, almost 11 million children under the age of 5 are in some type of child care.

08/13/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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173 Undocumented Central American Kids Living In MN

New numbers say 173 undocumented kids are living in Minnesota. That number represents a fraction of the thousands of children who have come to the U.S. from Central America, where gangs are recruiting young members and murders are commonplace.

07/25/2014

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Feds: Minnesota Receives 173 Immigrant Children

The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.

07/24/2014

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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Men Reveal What They Love About Being A Dad

Three dads share what fatherhood means to them.

06/01/2014

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Holiday Weekend Marks Start Of Summer Injuries

Every year Twin Cities doctors see the same kind of injuries. “The most common thing that we see are falls,” Dr. Andrew Zinkel, emergency room physician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. said.

05/23/2014

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Room To Grow: Tips For Creating Great Kids’ Rooms

If you start out smart and make your child your design partner, you can trade in today’s ducky decals for tomorrow’s funky graphics with ease and panache.

05/15/2014

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Fundraising Makes Adopt-A-Rooms Possible At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital

The University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.

05/08/2014

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Study: Nearly 2,000 Kids Injured From Baby Gates Each Year

A new study shows the number of children injured by baby gates has nearly quadrupled in the past 20 years.

05/05/2014

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Good Question: Is It Ever OK To Leave Kids In Cars?

A new survey from Public Opinion Strategies of Washington, D.C. reveals that 14 percent of parents say they’ve left their children alone in a car. For parents of children under three years old, that percentage jumps to 23 percent. The study also found fathers are three times more likely (23 percent) than mothers (8 percent) to leave kids in cars.

04/29/2014

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Project Hopes To Create More Young Swimmers In Mpls.

It’s a skill that can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and city leaders are pushing for a new project – Minneapolis Swims – to help children learn to swim.

04/25/2014

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Put Down The Phone, Parents; It Could Be Affecting Your Kids

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s not just our kids getting too much screen time these days. Parents are also guilty of spending too much time on their electronic devices. Researchers at the Boston Medical Center observed […]

04/21/2014

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Health Watch: The Dangers Of Prescribing Codeine To Kids

A new study shows some ER doctors are still prescribing codeine to children, even though there are guidelines that say it could be dangerous. A new study published in the journal “Pediatrics” shows codeine – an opiate prescribed for cough or pain — can help some children, but about a third get no relief.

04/21/2014

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Children Of Military Service Members Honored At State Capitol

April is the month to take extra time to honor the families of our military service members — specifically, their children. Tuesday is National Purple Up Day, a still-growing celebration that has only been around for four years now.

04/15/2014

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No Felony Charges In Pond Crash That Killed 2 Children

There will be no felony charges filed against the driver of the car that plunged into a retention pond in St. Louis Park last fall, killing two young children, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

03/26/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

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