Washburn Center for Children started 130 years ago as an orphanage. Now it’s a facility that serves more than 10,000 people each year. “There are several hundred thousand children in Minnesota with mental health issues,” Executive Director Steve Lepinski said. “I think it’s a critical issue.
It’s a tough time to be far from home for Joe Mauer as his wife, Maddie, is going into labor, according to Minnesota’s Baseball Communications Director Dustin Morse. Mauer was scratched from Minnesota’s game against the LA Angels and has hopped a flight back home as the couple are expecting twins.
After some Minneapolis bicycle police officers stopped to help a woman fix her car, the cops noticed her children didn’t have many toys, including bikes. After using some private funds put aside for bike safety, the officers brought five new bikes the children on Tuesday.
The former Shattuck-St. Mary’s teacher charged with seven counts of sexually abusing six students changed his plea to guilty on Friday, according to the Rice County Attorney. Lynn Seibel, 71, taught at the Faribault boarding school and was accused of sexually assaulting six males students from 1999 to 2003. He’ll now be sentenced on Oct. 4.
Ear tubes are the No. 1 reason children get surgery in the United States. Until now, there were no guidelines to help doctors identify who should get the procedure — and who shouldn’t.
Beginning next year, children may be getting a few extra vaccination shots when at the doctor. The health department wants to change the school immunization rules beginning in September 2014 to reflect the Centers for Disease Control recommendations.
Minnesota schools are adjusting after the USDA issued new guidelines on the amount of fat and calories contained in snacks made available in lunchrooms.
Nearly 100 Minnesota high school athletic directors gathered on Tuesday to listen to guest speakers help teach them about leadership, organization, and most importantly about getting the right coaches for the right kids. “To take the principals, the concepts, the legal issues, and the coaching issues and leadership issues and apply them to the schools they’re at,” Ted Schultz said.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines to diagnose and treat bacterial sinus infections. Many infections develop after a cold, with symptoms including a cough, green or yellow nasal discharge and sometimes fever. Doctors previously prescribed antibiotics for all children diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection that lasted seven to 10 days.
Police in Moorhead say a young brother and sister left a locked home and played in the highway while their parents slept. According to the police department, the two children were seen playing on Highway 75 between 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The death of a baby in Moorhead, who was left in a hot car, has many wondering how and why such a thing could happen. Nationally, about 38 children die while trapped in hot vehicles, according to the group Kids and Cars.
The past few days have been deadly on Minnesota waters. A 3-year-old boy drowned in a lake in Nisswa on Monday, and over 5-year-old girl and a woman died in a boating accident on Lac qui Parle, as the two were without life jackets.
In Monday’s Health Watch, a new study shows more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription drugs.
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A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday by a man who claims he was sexually abused by priest nearly 40 years ago is the first to be brought since the Minnesota Legislature loosened the statute of limitations on such crimes, attorneys for the accuser said.