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Keeping Track Of Your Kids At The State Fair

Keeping 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.

08/29/2015

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Schools, Families Decry House & Senate Education Budgets

Schools and families are joining Minnesota’s governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small. Both the GOP-led House and DFL-controlled Senate would increase education spending.

05/04/2015

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State Considers Change Of Child Protection System

A Minnesota task force is pushing for changes in the way the state handles child abuse cases.

12/12/2014

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Union Gospel Mission Preparing To Feed 50,000 This Holiday Week

It is a busy week at Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul as they prepare to feed 50,000 men, women and children over the course of the next week.

11/24/2014

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Minn. Family Moves To Get Medical Pot For Daughter, Results ‘Staggering’

Many families didn’t want to wait for a law in Minnesota to help their sick kids. They moved to Colorado to get access to marijuana. WCCO caught up with one family seeing some big changes in their daughter after their move.

05/06/2014

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St. Paul Reaches $1M Settlement In Fatal Lilydale Park Landslide

The families of two children who were killed — and one child who was injured — after a landslide in Lilydale Regional Park last May could receive $1 million from the city of St. Paul, according to a settlement released Thursday.

03/06/2014

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Folks Have Fun On Too-Cold-For-School Day

Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.

01/06/2014

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Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2M

While many Minnesotan’s are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don’t even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.

11/08/2013

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Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For Impact

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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Overnight Housefire Displaces 4 Families

A housefire overnight left at least four families displaced. It happened on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. Officials said that the home was occupied at the time, but all of the residents made it out OK.

10/05/2013

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Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme Disease

Cabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It’s torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.

08/19/2013

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2 Families Rescued By Boat, 3 Roads Washed Out In S. Metro

Two Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.

07/13/2013

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Donations Being Accepted For Peter Hobart Silent Auction

In the wake of the gravel slide incident that rocked Peter Hobart Elementary School, many Minnesotans are looking for a way to help the students and their families, including parents of classmates. One of those parents also happens to own a cheesecake shop, with plenty of room for donations.

05/26/2013

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Thousands Raise Funds, Walk For Autism At MOA

Thousands came together at the Mall of America Saturday to raise money for an organization that helps families dealing with autism.

04/20/2013

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Rogers Named Best Place To Raise Kids

A small town in Hennepin County has been named the best place to raise kids in the state.

02/05/2013

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Early Morning Plymouth Apt. Fire Displaces Dozens

A fire in the west metro forced an apartment full of people out into the cold.

12/26/2012

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Homelessness For Families In Hennepin Co. ‘Close To Crisis’

On any given day, four new families in Hennepin County need a roof over their heads – that’s double from 2006.

11/29/2012

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6 Families Displaced In Eagan Apt. Fire

Six families have been displaced in an Eagan apartment Fire Thursday morning.

11/22/2012

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A Salute To Service Members & Families

Join WCCO Radio as we salute service members and their famlies this Memorial Day.

05/25/2012

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MN Matches Nat’l Trend Toward More Open Adoptions

It used to be that there was a lot of secrecy when adoptions took place, but not anymore.

03/21/2012

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A Guide To A Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

You don’t have to have Irish blood running through your veins to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day here in the Twin Cities.

03/09/2012

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Guide To Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) For Kids

If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.

02/24/2012

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A Guide To Yoga For Families And Kids

My kids have more energy than I can ever remember having. While all this get-up-and-go is awesome it can be helpful to harness some of that energy and ground the kids while tuning into their inner calm.

02/17/2012

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Getting Away, Staying Near: Staycations In Twin Cities

When you’re tired of the bitter cold and the monochromatic white color scheme that reaches as far as the eye can see and you find yourself in need of break, but can’t spare the time and/or money to get away from MN, you can opt for a “staycation.”

02/10/2012

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A Guide To Music Classes For Families And Kids

The gift of music is one of the best gifts you can ever give your child. Music soothes, exhilarates, inspires, teaches, sustains and more. The gift of music lasts a lifetime.

02/03/2012

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