Urban Ventures has been helping kids break the cycle of poverty for 20 years. It’s an organization built around academics and mentorship, but one of its most successful programs uses the power of music.
The number of property crime arrests for juveniles in Minnesota hit a 30-year low in 2011, and other types of juvenile arrests are nearing 30-year lows, according to a report released Thursday by the state’s Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP).
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging parents to put their children in booster seats.
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We love them to death, but any parent knows, it’s expensive to raise a child. New numbers from the USDA estimate the cost to raise a boy or girl born in 2012 is $241,080 – up 2.6 percent from two years ago.
It seems an online rumor has parents in the Twin Cities scared that their kids could be kidnapped. Parents in Washington County and Inver Grove Heights said they’re being approached by door-to-door saleswomen asking questions about their children’s ages and interests, then trying to sell books.
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.
Most kindergarten teachers will tell you children are coming into their classes already knowing their ABC’s and writing their names. Some can even read. So are today’s kids smarter than we were?
Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.
Having a baby isn’t always easy for couples, and fertility can be a sensitive topic.
It’s never been easier to upload a video to the Internet. There’s YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo just to name a few options. Now, Instagram has joined the community as did Twitter with Vine.
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.