Twin Cities YMCA Revamps Approach To Youth SportsWe love our pro, college and high school sports, don't we? But the truth is, right now, youth sports in America is really struggling. According to a study by the Sports Fitness Industry Association, participation among kids age 6 to 17 has declined more than 9 percent in the last five years.
A Lovely Evening For A National Night OutOn this Top 10 Weather Day, it's not just the perfect time to get outdoors.
Man Gets 60 Days For Recording Boys Change At YMCAA 49-year-old Columbus, Minnesota, man was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for videotaping two juvenile boys changing their clothes at the Andover YMCA.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsHope your calendar isn’t booked for the weekend! WCCO This Morning's Kim Johnson has a number of fun events to keep you busy.
Eagan Police: 2-Year-Old Saved From Near Drowning At YMCAA 2-year-old boy is safe after nearly drowning at a YMCA in Eagan Monday morning, according to police. Emergency responders were sent shortly after 10 a.m. to the report of a 10-year-old drowning victim who was unconscious and not breathing.
What To Know When Gym ShoppingWe all need to exercise, but it's pretty easy to find an excuse to skip a workout if you don't have a gym, or if you’re going to the wrong one. Whether basic, big box, or boutique -- not all are created equal. Small health clubs like Snap and Anytime Fitness offer a no-frills workout. They never shut off the lights. "Obviously we're open anytime. That's 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even on holidays.
Mpls. Public Schools Look To Curb Achievement Gap Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district -- black males.
Man Pleads Guilty To Filming Boys Changing At Local YMCAsA Coon Rapids, Minn. man pleaded guilty this week to stalking a minor with sexual or aggressive intent after he allegedly filmed boys changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, according to the Anoka County Attorney's office. Robert Dennis Minor, 54, was also charged in March 2013 with four counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors and two counts of use of minors in a sexual performance.
Kmart Ad Features 'Hot Cheetos & Takis' KidsMinneapolis' most famous pint-sized rap stars are taking it to the next level. The hip-hop group created the viral hit "Hot Cheetos and Takis" last summer. Now, they are now being featured in the back-to-school campaign for Kmart.
Mpls. To Pay $3M In Police Misconduct CaseThe city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after struggling with police at the Minneapolis YMCA.
Nearly 50 Elementary Students Fall Ill After Camp Pepin TripNearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.
As Snow Falls, Apply For Summer Jobs Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.