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Good Question: Will Recent School Closures Cut Into Summer Vacation?

In his twelve years as superintendent at Minnetonka Public Schools, Dr. Dennis Peterson has called off school three, maybe four times. Each time it was for snow, not cold.

01/23/2014

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Unique Outdoor Games To Keep Kids Active This Summer

It’s summer and the kids are out of school….now what? These outdoor games are designed to get kids moving and actively engaged in activities that will keep them having fun off the couch.

06/21/2013

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Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

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Edina Approves Early Start To School Year

The Edina School Board has voted unanimously in support of an early start in 2014-2015 school year, which would begin the week before Labor Day.

01/28/2013

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Research Shows TV Remote Has Most Germs In A Hotel Room

If you’re planning to stay in a hotel this summer, a new study that suggests you might want to bring the disinfectant.

06/20/2012

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Homework Program Curbs Summer Brain Drain

In the old days, summer vacation would be a time when kids would put the books away and play. But as concern about school performance and testing has grown and there has been a growing trend toward schools either assigning or recommending summer homework.

05/23/2012

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Keep Your Kids Eating Healthy This Summer

Summer break is almost here, and when the kids are home from school, that means more mouths to feed. Nutritionist and fitness expert Kim Coventry showed WCCO-TV some funs tips on how we can help our children eat healthy.

05/15/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Last Gasps Of Summer Vacation

Believe it or not, we’re only a couple of weeks from Labor Day weekend. Some students will be heading back to school before then, and everyone else the day after Labor Day. It’s not too late to cram some fun into your summer, though.

08/18/2010