Teenagers

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Harteau: Nicollet Mall Disturbance Was An Isolated Event

Minneapolis Police are reviewing surveillance video after a large group of teenagers caused a disruption along Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening. In a possibly separate incident downtown, Minneapolis police also responded to a non-life threatening gunshot wound and began searching for a suspect.

03/18/2015

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Study Says Teens Growing More Sleep Deprived

Teenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.

02/16/2015

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Starkey Foundation Warns Of Headphone Risk

One way to make a teenager happy this holiday season> Buy them something to turn up the music and tune out the world. MP3 players, iPods and high-quality headphones are on the wish lists of many teens again this season. But the price may go well beyond what’s on the sales receipt.

12/16/2014

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MN Adult & Teen Challenge Helps Youngsters ‘Know The Truth’ About Addiction

Most teenagers are used to getting lectured, but the raw lecture tens of thousands of Minnesota teens will get this year could be a life changer.

12/09/2014

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Stricter Requirements Coming For Teen Drivers

It’s a rite of passage for most teenagers: the day they take their behind the wheel test for a Minnesota driver’s license. But if your teenage son or daughter hasn’t completed their behind the wheel training by Jan. 1, 2015, a change in state law will require more time in training.

12/08/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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3 Teens Injured In Carlton Co. Rollover

Three teen are hospitalized after a rollover crash Saturday afternoon, which was apparently caused by a damaged tire. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at about 2:10 p.m. on the 4400 block of County Road 6 in Barnum.

08/16/2014

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Adding A Teen Driver To Your Insurance Leads To 79% Higher Cost

Adding a teenage driver to a married couple’s car insurance policy leads to a 79% higher average annual premium

07/17/2014

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Police: Teens Attempting To ‘Intimidate’ Crowds At Loring Park

Police broke up what appeared to be a flash mob fight Sunday night on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Police said dozens of teenagers were in Loring Park trying to intimidate people earlier Sunday.

06/29/2014

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Where Do Minnesota’s Teen Drivers Rank In Safety?

A new report shows Minnesota is in the middle of the road when it comes to how good our teen drivers are. Wallet-Hub used death statistics as well as safety and financial data to make the list.

06/19/2014

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Evidence From Little Falls Double Murder Trial Released

On Tuesday, a Little Falls, Minn. man was sentenced to life in prison without parole after he shot and killed two teenagers who broke into his home. Now that Byron Smith has been convicted of murder, the evidence that was used in his trial is being released. Much of it is too graphic or disturbing to be shown on TV.

04/30/2014

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Program Rewards Teen Moms-To-Be Who Stay Sober

A new program is providing rewards for teenagers who stay alcohol-free during pregnancy. An organization called Healthy Brains for Children is heading the effort. Expecting teenagers are given a cell phone as an incentive but also a Breathalyzer that they will be required to blow into during the day.

02/06/2014

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‘Tire Rack Street Survival’ Teaches Teens Safe Driving

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for teenagers across the country, which is why one group is working to help keep them alive behind the wheel. The Tire Rack Street Survival program was held Saturday at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount. The program was created to improve driver competence through hands-on experience. Students learn how to manage driving hazards, obstacles and challenges on an advanced driving course.

01/18/2014

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Health Dept. Trying To Deter Teens From Tanning With Video Challenge

A new survey reveals how many Minnesota teenagers are increasing their risk of getting skin cancer. A new study from the Department of Health found 34 percent of white girls in the 11th grade admitted to using tanning beds over the last year. More than half of them tanned indoors 10 or more times.

01/14/2014

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St. Paul Students Create PSAs To Highlight Safe Driving

Eric Zajkowski’s social studies class had a unique assignment on Thursday. The students spent their day outside on a cold parking lot in Arden Hills, which more closely resembled a Hollywood movie set. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in Zajkowski’s class at Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul are making public service announcement videos, and a powerful statement that can save lives.

01/09/2014

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Teen Trio Indicted For West St. Paul Shooting Death

Three teenagers were indicted Friday in connection with the West. St. Paul shooting death of 31-year-old Luis David Reyes-Galvan on Jan. 11, 2013, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.

10/18/2013

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2 Teens Indicted In Brutal Death Of 79-Year-Old Willmar Woman

Two Willmar teens have been indicted in the death of a 79-year-old woman, according to a Kandiyohi County court. Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Innocencio Warwick, 18, were each indicted with two charges — first-degree premeditated murder, and first-degree murder while committing burglary.

09/19/2013

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Teen Pleads Guilty In Burnsville Crash That Killed 2

An 18-year-old man from Burnsville pleaded guilty in juvenile court Tuesday for his role in a crash on Buck Hill that killed two teenagers and injured two other teens. The driver – a 17-year-old juvenile at the time of the June 2012 crash – pleaded guilty to two felony counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide, one felony count of Criminal Vehicular Operation, and one count of gross misdemeanor count of Criminal Vehicular Operation.

09/11/2013

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New Study Shows Yelling At Teens No Longer Effective

A recent study found that when parents discipline their teenagers by yelling, swearing at or humiliating them two or more times a week, the teens were more likely to act up in school, lie to parents, steal, fight or show signs of depression.

09/05/2013

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Yoga Studio Offers ‘Back To School’ Yoga Training

Many kids will soon feel the heat as they head back to school. Starting can be so stressful. Then once you get into the schedule, things pile up, sports practices, tests, homework. One local yoga studio wants students to breathe and feel the heat in a different way.

08/21/2013

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Performance-Enhancement Drugs Popular Among Teens

Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season. The expected announcement came after he was linked to a biomedical company suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to players. Use of PEDs is not just a problem with professional athletes. According to Dr. Anne Moore of Tria Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, more and more teenagers are now experimenting with them because of easy access. “If you want to find it you can find it, is how things operate,” Dr. Moore said.

08/05/2013

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DPS Urges Teens To Drive Safely During Prom Season

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits.

04/12/2013

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Alternative Prom In St. Cloud Caters To LGBT Teens

Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending a traditional prom at their high school have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that’s open to LGBT teens from across the state.

04/03/2013

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Minn. Text Hotline: A ‘Lifeline’ In Teens’ Pockets

The name says it all: TXT4Life. Minnesota lawmakers are moving to add the text message-based suicide prevention program to the existing statewide phone hotline, citing figures from a pilot program in northeastern Minnesota that show teens would rather send a text than make a call for help.

03/13/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Seduction Via The Web

The real lesson of Minneapolis police officer Bradley Schnickel’s arrest on six felony counts of luring and having sexual encounters with young girls is that social networking makes this predatory behavior so much easier than it used to be.

02/09/2013

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