Kids' Health

CrossFit branches out into kids' programs

Amelia Enfinger, 14, warmed up with a jump rope before a CrossFit class for teens in Loyalhanna, Pa.

Popular workout program has branched out to youths.

Safe Kids car-seat clinics: Minor adjustments can make major differences

Sarah McIntosh, of Kansas City, North, buckles Ethan McIntosh, 13 months, into his car seat as they sat in their driveway, May 26, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri. Sarah uses a stuffed doge with a "Got Ethan?" tag sitting in the front seat to remind her that Ethan is in the car with her. Since people started saving babies from airbags in the 90s by putting them in back seat car seats facing backwards, the number of babies forgotten in cars and left to die of heat strokes has skyrocketed.

Safe Kids Anoka County and others offer free inspections to try to ensure children's seats are properly installed.


Pedestrians made their way through a St. Paul skyway, where many people who are homeless have looked to for shelter.

Emergency shelter opens in St. Paul as the number of homeless people climbs

Dog walker finds body in park south of Lake Nokomis; no ID yet
Last name of Minnesotan in NHL is punchline in 'Saturday Night Live' skit
Michael Jordan replaces fan's jersey he signed in '90s that was stolen years later in Wis.

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum celebrated a long Adam Thielen touchdown with receiver Jarius Wright on Sunday.

Vikings ask 'why not us?' after shutting down Rams for convincing sixth straight win

Souhan: Overlooked no more, let's bust all myths about Thielen
Scoggins: Keenum is the QB; debate should be put to rest
Pistons go on big run to close out Wolves again

A staging area for pipes owned by Enbridge is behind a fence in Cloquet. The company has started building a stretch of Line 3 to Superior, Wis.

Pipeline opponents claim Enbridge skirted permit rules for storage yard

Recycling nonprofit is making an impact with local businesses
North Mankato's Fun.com is among firms drawing seasonal help with shot at other jobs
In challenging times, Chicago's Magnificent Mile retail rents stay among North America's highest

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, left, led applause for House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., during a news conference last week following House passage of the tax plan.

Pay heed to these irresponsible tax cuts' lasting costs

GOP tax plan could have harmful side effects for health consumers, Midwest health providers
Keep an eye on Illinois, a blue-state basket case
Readers Write: Hunting, the structure of Minneapolis city government, Minnesota government, Alabama's U.S. Senate election, PolyMet mitigation, gift to St. Thomas

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who sued network boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, at the home of her lawyer in Montclair, N.J., in 2016.

'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis

Wilco's emotional three-night farewell adds to the Palace's luster
What will Olga Viso's legacy be? Her final year at the Walker was telling
Ticket prices becoming moving target at some Twin Cities theaters

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President Donald Trump signs a memorandum directing the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, at the White House in Washington, Oct. 26, 2017.

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy
Border agent dies after being injured in Texas
AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells results of 'tremendous' trip

This aerial photo shows spills from TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, near Amherst, S.D., the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don't believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. (DroneBase via AP)

Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Students seek $55M in damages, say dorms had toxic mold
Toddler pulled from pond in a Florida development dies
TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, center in green, visits the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov.19, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine for neighboring Bangladesh since late August, when the military launched what it called "clearance operations" in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo)

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Argentine navy pares back hopes of finding missing submarine
Asian shares fall in muted trading ahead of Thanksgiving
Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum celebrated a long Adam Thielen touchdown with receiver Jarius Wright on Sunday.

Vikings ask 'why not us?' after shutting down Rams for convincing sixth straight win

Scoggins: Keenum is the QB; debate should be put to rest
Souhan: Overlooked no more, let's bust all myths about Thielen
Craig: Vikings' biggest plays came from two unlikely sources

Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) gets tangled up with Detroit guard Reggie Jackson (1) for a rebound during the first half.

Pistons go on big run to close out Wolves again

Wolves notes: Dieng embarks on another durability streak
NBA Insider: Barea helped lead relief effort for his native Puerto Rico
Gameday preview: Wolves at Charlotte

The Wild’s power play went 1-for-4 in a 3-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. The team is converting only 18 percent of its chances.

Wild's power-play efforts still seldom rewarded

Schenn scores in OT to lift Blues past Canucks
MacKinnon's OT goal caps Avs' rally over Red Wings
Wild's four-game winning streak ends with 3-1 loss to Capitals

On "Saturday Night Live," Sen. Al Franken was a focus of the Weekend Update segment.

'SNL Weekend Update' tears into alum Franken over sexual misconduct incidents

Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with multiple organ failure
An 'Incredibles' sequel is coming 14 years after the original
Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

Minneapolis Somali-American kids get wheels, thanks to bike giveaway

Allina Health donated the bicycles after a social media post about the lack of bikes in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.


7 ways Minnesota hospitals are becoming more homelike

Minnesota hospital leaders who recognize that a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere can support a speedy recovery are rethinking the way patient rooms look and feel.


Gallery: Popping, locking and break dance at Hopkins studio

Boogie B's break-dance studio brings South Bronx street moves to Twin Cities suburbia. Since its opening, House of Dance has grown from nine students to more than 100.


So you think you can dance like a fifth-grader?

A beginners' ballroom contest for Twin Cities kids was more fun — and more real — than any reality TV show.


St. Louis Park nonprofit wants to give terminally ill kids a hospice home

A St. Louis Park nonprofit is working to create a hospice center where children can go to live while they die.