These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Wednesday, March 11.
All students love a field trip, and schools love when it doesn’t cost them a thing.
Work together with your child to create homemade gifts for others.
How early did your kids wake up to see Santa Claus? There’s no denying the holiday season is busy, and bedtime can make the bedtime even busier. But one stocking stuffer designed by a pair of Minnesota mothers not only promises to help your children, but may even help you as well.
Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?
Getting kids to bed on-time without a fuss can be a difficult task. But one Minnesota Mom is hoping to change that with a new invention: a storytelling pillow.
Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.
Although Minnesotans are already enduring subzero temperatures this November, officials are reminding those venturing outside that the ice just isn’t ready for recreation.
When you’re out trick or treating this year, you may notice something different on doorsteps. Instead of the traditional orange pumpkin, some households will be displaying teal-colored ones.
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.
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.
It’s the first day of October, which means Halloween is now just around the corner. Don’t have a costume idea yet? Not to worry — a recent ranking just released may be able to help.
A new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.
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WCCO helped accomplish something that will make going back to school a little easier for thousands of families Sunday. You may remember the phone bank to help “Simon Says Give” raise money for backpacks and school supplies.
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.
Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.
It’s been over a year since same sex couples have been allowed to legally wed in Minnesota. And in the months since gay marriage has been legal, for some couples, like Tara and Amy, the process of starting a family has changed, as well.
The Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates if 74th year with a celebration filled of fun events for the entire family. The 2013 Aquatennial kicks-off in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis with a jam-packed weekend of fitness, music, water, and historic activities.
Road trip survival packs should include everything to keep the family safe and occupied while on a road trip.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.
Summer camp is not always basket weaving and camp fires, some kids attending camp this summer will learn how to cook. WCCO’s Edward Moody visited Eden Prairie’s Way-Cool Cooking School to learn more about the types of classes offered to students. Way-Cool Cooking School has All Day camps Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Disney on Ice presents Frozen has added an additional performance to its 2015 tour in Minneapolis due to high demand for tickets. ‘Frozen’ takes guests into the winter wonderland of Arendelle and tells the story of the royal sisters Elsa and Anna. Kids of all ages are invited to dance and sing along with the shows songs, including “Let It Go.”
The FBI wants parents to download an app that could be a lifesaver. The FBI’s Child ID App allows parents to send photos of their child, along with details such as height and weight to thousands of law enforcement officers with just one touch.
Hundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It’s not because their teachers are doing anything different. It’s because they’ll be able to see the board and their books better.