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3 Things You Should Never Do While Potty Training

Want to know what to avoid while potty training your toddler? Jamie Glowacki, author of “Oh Crap! Potty Training” shares her insight with these three no-nos.

07/24/2015

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SD Man Heads To Trial In Harassment Of Indian Kids

A South Dakota man accused of abusing American Indian children with racial slurs and spraying them with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City is set to go to trial.

07/22/2015

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Man, Woman Accused Of Living In Storage Unit With 3 Children

A Bismarck man and woman who authorities say lived in a storage unit with three children face child abuse or neglect charges.

07/21/2015

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Worker Recalls Moment When Truck Slammed Into Sporting Goods Store

When a truck slammed into a sporting goods store over the weekend, it narrowly missed a mom and her young children.

07/14/2015

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Kids Overscheduled During Summer Months, Experts Say

Many parents think they need to keep their children busy all summer, but experts say too much scheduling may be a bad thing. With so many children overscheduled during the school year, experts say downtime is critical over the summer.

06/22/2015

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Franken Proposes $200M To Treat Mental Illness In Children

In Minnesota, there are 750 counselors for every one student. Expanded federal funding, just reintroduced in the U.S. senate, would expand student’s access to mental health services.

05/07/2015

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Children’s Museum Of Southern Minnesota Opens In Mankato

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota has finally opened after a decade of planning and fundraising. The doors first opened Friday after construction began last year on the permanent $5 million home in Mankato.

05/02/2015

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Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight

Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.

04/30/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Minnesota

Let the kids run free at these local parks and playgrounds.

04/03/2015

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Study: Kids Who Try Alcohol Early More Likely To Abuse It

It has always been a hot topic: kids and alcohol. So, should you let them try a sip, or not? A new long-term study found that kids who had sipped alcohol were more likely to start drinking earlier and to abuse alcohol.

04/01/2015

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4 Things To Know: Fighting ISIS, ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Wednesday, March 11.

03/11/2015

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Como Zoo Brings Students On Week-Long Field Trip

All students love a field trip, and schools love when it doesn’t cost them a thing.

03/02/2015

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Valentine’s Day Arts And Crafts To Make With Kids

Work together with your child to create homemade gifts for others.

01/18/2015

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How MN Moms’ Pillow Invention Could Reinvent Bedtime

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.

12/25/2014

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

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?

12/19/2014

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Minnesota Mom Invents Storytelling Pillow

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.

12/14/2014

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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

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.

12/11/2014

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Officials: Ice In Minn. Isn’t Thick Enough To Be On

Although Minnesotans are already enduring subzero temperatures this November, officials are reminding those venturing outside that the ice just isn’t ready for recreation.

11/17/2014

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Teal Pumpkin Project For Kids With Allergies On Halloween

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.

10/16/2014

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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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What Are This Year’s Top Halloween Costumes?

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.

10/01/2014

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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

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.

09/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 8-19-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from Tuesday’s show? Check out the Podcast Section by clicking the link above.

08/19/2014

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Kids Collect Backpacks Donated From ‘Simon Says Give’ Fundraiser

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.

08/17/2014

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