A study by the non-profit group Parents Together found screen time during the pandemic has increased 500% for nearly half of the families that responded. But what effect does all of that extra screen time have on our kids? WCCO’s Kate Raddatz spoke to an expert to find out, (2:07). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 22, 2020

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Study Finds Screen Time Has Skyrocketed For Some Kids During The PandemicA study by the non-profit group Parents Together found screen time during the pandemic has increased 500% for nearly half of the families that responded. But what effect does all of that extra screen time have on our kids? WCCO’s Kate Raddatz spoke to an expert to find out, (2:07). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 22, 2020
Twin Cities Groups Help Bridge Digital DivideThe most recent numbers from the Spring showed around 25,000 Minnesota children don't have access to internet and/ or devices. WCCO’s Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield shows us how some groups are acting quickly to help bridge the digital divide, (1:54). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 22, 2020
Unique Corn Mazes Return To Fresh Acres In MonticelloSaturday is opening day for Fresh Acres Fall Festival in Monticello (2:55) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - September 19, 2020
Fun Ideas To Keep Kids Away From Screens, Remain ActiveAbby Adelsheim-Marshall from Mischief Toy Store in St. Paul joins us now live on Skype to talk about screen time. (3:35) WCCO Mid-Morning - Sept. 18, 2020
Safari North Wildlife Park Showcases Animals From Six ContinentsJennifer Mayerle caught up with Kevin Vogel from Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd, where visitors can see giraffes and even ride a camel (2:20) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - September 12, 2020
How To Foster Good Eating Habits In KidsIt’s important for families to work together to be as healthy as they can be so kids can grow up strong and make good health decisions in the future, explains Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children's Minnesota (3:52). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 9, 2020
Family At Hospital While Their South St. Paul Home BurnsA south St. Paul family is counting their blessings. After an emergency trip to the hospital for their newborn, their home went up in flames, Reg Chapman reports (1:58). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 8, 2020
Laketown Elementary Returns To Class With In-Person LearningAfter six months of being out of the classroom, students returned to in-person learning at Laketown Elementary in Waconia, Kate Raddatz reports (1:30). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 8, 2020
Minnesota Woman Delivers Surprise TwinsA Minnesota woman was ready to deliver when labor started on her 3rd pregnancy. Why they were surprised to find one baby was really two, Kate Raddatz reports (2:00). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 7, 2020
Sever's Fall Festival Pivots To Drive-Thru ExperienceNicola Peterson from Sever's shares the changes to the festival, which will start on September 11 (3:50) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - September 5, 2020.
Minnesota Ranks 17th On List Of Best States For Working FamiliesThe study by Oxfam puts Washington State in first place. Wisconsin is all the way down at 39th (3:17). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 3, 2020
Last-Minute Tips For Parents Juggling Hybrid Or Distance LearningDepending on the district, it could be distance learning, in-person or a mix of both, Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, explains (3:49). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 2, 2020
Tips For Making College More AffordableWith college back in session many parents are wondering how to afford it for their children, Dustin Smith from Wealth Enhancement Group explains (3:32). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 1, 2020
Children's March For Social JusticeAnother march for Black lives, but with a younger crowd. Today in Minneapolis families and kids marched and shared their views of social justice, (0:33). WCCO 4 News at 6 – August 29, 2020
Osseo School Year To Now Start With Distance LearningOsseo Area Schools will now start their school year remotely for the first two weeks, Liz Collin reports (1:53). WCCO 4 News At 5 - August 28, 2020
Researchers: Black Newborns Die Less When Cared For By Black DoctorsThe research shows that Black newborns’ in-hospital death rate is a third lower when Black newborns are cared for by Black physicians rather than white physicians, Dr. Rachel Hardeman explains (3:17). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 27, 2020
The Stress Interracial Couples Are Experiencing During Tumultuous TimesToday it is estimated that 12% of all U.S. marriages involved interracial couples and the majority of Americans are favorable toward these relationships, relationship expert Dr. Shonda Craft explains (4:21). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 26, 2020
How To Help Kids Cope With Grief Amid COVID-19 PandemicFor kids, much like adults, the grieving process can come in many forms and have life-long consequences if not handled properly, Rachel Calvert, a child life manager at Children’s Minnesota, explains (3:26). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 26, 2020
Anoka-Hennepin School District Educators Call For Transparency As School NearsThe Anoka-Hennepin School District will present its plan Monday night for starting the year with a hybrid learning model, David Schuman reports (2:17). WCCO 4 News at 6 – August 24, 2020
Some Local DIY 'Field Trip' Ideas For You And Your KidsDistance learning and hybrid education can threaten one of your kid's favorite activities: the school field trip (4:21). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 21, 2020
How Do 'Nanny Pods' Work?Laura Davis from College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors explains (3:46). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 20, 2020
Bloomington School District Shifts To All-Online Classes In FallInitially, the school district had planned on returning with a hybrid model, but shifted their plans, Christiane Cordero reports (1:37) WCCO 4 News At Noon - Aug. 19, 2020
Fun Activities To Teach Your Kids ChemistryLiz Heinecke shows a few neat tricks you can replicate at home (4:27). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 19, 2020
Talking With Your Child About Anxiety Over Returning To SchoolThe new school year can bring forth uncertainties and anxiety as parents, students and educators are making decisions on how to return in a manner that best fits their family, Michael Walker explains (4:49). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 19, 2020

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