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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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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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1 Year Later, Both Parents In Same-Sex Couples Have Legal Rights

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.

08/09/2014

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Family Friendly Guide to Minneapolis Aquatennial

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.

07/18/2014

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Create DIY Road Trip Survival Packs

Road trip survival packs should include everything to keep the family safe and occupied while on a road trip.

07/16/2014

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Study: Kids More Likely To Gain Weight During The Summer

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.

06/16/2014

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Kids Learn To Cook At Eden Prairie Summer Camp

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.

06/11/2014

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Disney On Ice Presents Frozen Adds Additional Mpls Performance

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.”

06/06/2014

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FBI: Child ID App Could Be A Lifesaver

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.

06/03/2014

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Free Vision Tests Expand Into St. Paul Public Schools

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.

05/06/2014

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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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Allina Health Collects 10,000 Shoes For Kids In Need

Some local kids are going to start the spring running. It’s all thanks to the people at Allina Health, who have collected 10,000 shoes for kids in need.

04/23/2014

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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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League Introduces Team Sports To Kids With Autism

In a packed gym on a Saturday morning, the atmosphere is downright raucous. With every basket, the crowd goes wild. Every basket. Even the opponent’s.

03/18/2014

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ADA’s New Recommendations To Keep Kids Cavity Free

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. Now the American Dental Association has new recommendations to try to keep kids cavity free as long as possible.

02/12/2014

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CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine Daily

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it’s not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that’s a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

02/10/2014

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St. Louis Park Gymnastics Ctr. Evacuated After CO Leak

A St. Louis Park gymnastics center has been evacuated after a CO2 leak Monday morning, according to a city representative. Now, four children are being monitored on site for possible hospitalization as a precaution.

01/20/2014

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Minn. Dentists To Offer Free Dental Care For Kids

Appointments are now open for needy children in Minnesota to receive free dental care next month. The Minnesota Dental Association will hold its annual “Give Kids a Smile” charitable event Feb. 7-8.

01/19/2014

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Kids On Extended Winter Break Find Creative Ways To Keep Busy

With no school again Monday and Tuesday in Minnesota, winter break just got a little longer. That little bit of panic set in for working parents: What to do with your kids?

01/06/2014

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12-10-13 “Letters To Santa” On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Who is writing into Santa today? Listen by clicking the link above!

12/10/2013

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Teacher Note Outrage

One Pre-K teacher has sparked outrage with a note about student hygiene.

11/27/2013

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Good Question: What Are The Car Seat Laws?

The rules for car and booster seats can be confusing for any parent. Car seat laws vary by state. So what are the car seat laws and how do you know when your child should switch from a car seat to a seatbelt? Good Question.

11/21/2013

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