Foster Youths Affected By Pandemic Eligible For Financial AssistanceThrough the end of September, foster kids who are about to age out of the system are eligible for some extra help.
Former Foster Child's Experience Of Feeling Like 'Trash' Helps Inspire Suitcase Donation DriveBecause of the pandemic, fewer families are hosting foster kids. That means more kids are in transition, and are often having to use garbage bags to move their belongings. But hundreds of kids will now have a better handle on life.
Nexus Family Healing Aims To Give Minnesota's Foster Kids A Suitcase Of Their OwnThe foster care system is extra stressed because of COVID-19. Fewer foster parents want to take on new kids because of distance learning.
Interest In Foster Care Rises As Fewer Kids Enter The SystemOn average, 10,000 children are in foster care in Minnesota and 900 children are waiting for permanent homes, according to a specialist.
After Vandals Destroy Champlin Man's Christmas Lights, Community Comes TogetherA Champlin man's light display is back up thanks to help from people in the community. Dozens of people helped Peter Brown's thousands of lights shine bright after vandals tore part of the display down earlier this week.
State Patrol Released Video Of 8-Year-Old's JoyrideAn 8-year-old's joyride on the highway earlier this year was caught on camera. Dash-cam video released by the Minnesota State Patrol shows the boy at the end of his route from St. Paul to Mounds View on April 28.
6-Year-Old Remembered By Friends And Family At Birthday Party, But Questions Linger Friends and family celebrated what would have been Kendrea Johnson's 7th birthday Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the state of Minnesota has revoked the foster agency's license while investigators look into Johnson's death.