Experts Say Video Games A Great Way For Families To BondDoes the family that games together stay together? An article in the Wall Street Journal says playing family-friendly video games can be a great time for parents and children to bond.
Keeping Track Of Your Kids At The State FairKeeping track of your group can be difficult in the large crowds of the Minnesota State Fair, especially when you are with kids. That is why the fair has free ID bracelets available for all attendees.
Schools, Families Decry House & Senate Education BudgetsSchools and families are joining Minnesota's governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small. Both the GOP-led House and DFL-controlled Senate would increase education spending.
State Considers Change Of Child Protection SystemA Minnesota task force is pushing for changes in the way the state handles child abuse cases.
Union Gospel Mission Preparing To Feed 50,000 This Holiday WeekIt is a busy week at Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul as they prepare to feed 50,000 men, women and children over the course of the next week.
Minn. Family Moves To Get Medical Pot For Daughter, Results 'Staggering'Many families didn't want to wait for a law in Minnesota to help their sick kids. They moved to Colorado to get access to marijuana. WCCO caught up with one family seeing some big changes in their daughter after their move.
St. Paul Reaches $1M Settlement In Fatal Lilydale Park LandslideThe families of two children who were killed -- and one child who was injured -- after a landslide in Lilydale Regional Park last May could receive $1 million from the city of St. Paul, according to a settlement released Thursday.
Folks Have Fun On Too-Cold-For-School DayMinnesota's largest school districts aren't taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it's just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.
Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2MWhile many Minnesotan's are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don't even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.
Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For ImpactStarting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.
Overnight Housefire Displaces 4 FamiliesA housefire overnight left at least four families displaced. It happened on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. Officials said that the home was occupied at the time, but all of the residents made it out OK.
Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme DiseaseCabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It's torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.
2 Families Rescued By Boat, 3 Roads Washed Out In S. MetroTwo Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.
Donations Being Accepted For Peter Hobart Silent AuctionIn the wake of the gravel slide incident that rocked Peter Hobart Elementary School, many Minnesotans are looking for a way to help the students and their families, including parents of classmates. One of those parents also happens to own a cheesecake shop, with plenty of room for donations.
Thousands Raise Funds, Walk For Autism At MOAThousands came together at the Mall of America Saturday to raise money for an organization that helps families dealing with autism.