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.
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.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting teen girls he met on social media sites while working as a Minneapolis Police officer, including one he allegedly got intoxicated before assaulting.
Three teenagers are being held for a series of armed robberies in south Minneapolis.
It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.
The man who shot and killed two teenagers who entered his home has been released from prison, after posting bail Tuesday morning.
An annual survey on kids’ well-being shows 16- to 24-year olds are finding it tough to get an entry-level job these days due to lingering effects of the recession and competition from older workers.
A Minnesota man told police he feared two teenagers breaking into his home had a weapon when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving Day.
A Morrison County man told police that he shot and killed two people breaking into his home in central Minnesota, authorities say.
A series of brazen robberies by suspects you might not expect has caused police to issue a crime alert on the University of Minnesota campus.
More than 3,000 young people die each year from sudden cardiac death. Sometimes, there are no warning signs. A new company says its technology can help prevent sudden cardiac death.
Three teenagers may face charges after a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper clocked their cars at 145 mph on Interstate 29.
Summer jobs have been pretty hard to come by for teenagers over the past few years. Now there’s finally some good news for teens hoping to make some cash during their summer break.
Police say they found a teenager who invaded a home in Ham Lake and robbed a couple at gunpoint thanks to a Craigslist advertisement.
The chairwoman of the Harrisburg school board says she will not step down after police busted a high-school graduation party at her home for underage drinking.
Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.
The state Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would prohibit young drivers from using cell phones.
The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office says a group of teens were “hill jumping” in their car prior to a crash that killed three of them last month.
Conditions have improved for one of the two teenagers who survived a crash that killed three others in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed three teenagers and injured two others.
An 11-year-old boy is accused of stabbing a 14-year-old boy several times in a Madison suburb.
It is promoted as the biggest “16-plus” party in the state, but the party turned violent last Saturday night, sending hundreds of teenagers into the streets of downtown Minneapolis.
Are teenagers who spend time on social networking web sites more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs? A recent Columbia University survey suggests it’s true.
A quarter of all traffic fatalities in Minnesota this year have been the direct results of DISTRACTED DRIVING. Please take a moment to watch this video….and share with your friends and family.
One of the most intriguing stories with video this morning involves a Boston teenager falling from an escalator.