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.


River rebounds: Long a dumping ground for pollutants, the St. Louis River, seen above at Jay Cooke State Park, is entering a key phase of its cleanup.

On St. Louis River, massive cleanup project now in doubt

Minneapolis nonprofit aims to stop summer skills slide with simple solution: free books
Greater Twin Cities YMCA offers free summer access to teens
Walker postpones garden opening after 'Scaffold' protests

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The Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrated his goal against the Nashville Predators with Ian Cole, left, and Matt Cullen during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.

Penguins stumble, snap back with Guentzel's winning goal in Game 1

Twins' big rally trumped by Astros' bigger rally
Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins
Eden Prairie sprinter pushed his pace in the face of adversity

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. The federal government is borrowing about one out of seven dollars it spends and steadily piling up debt _ to the tune of about $14 trillion held by investors. Over the long term, that threatens the economy and people�s pocketbooks.

As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

Hack your car? Minnesota-based entrepreneurs have a tool for you
Does your company have a healthy culture, or just 'bumper-sticker' values?
How to draft a summer flex schedule that makes sense

Israeli supplies were air-dropped to troops in the Sinai in June 1967.

Assessing the Six-Day War, 50 years later

A welcome push from Minneapolis Fed to address economic disparities
Counterpoint: Public initiative, not private incentives, are needed to improve north Minneapolis
Readers Write: Pines vs. climate change, aging, teaching, school funding, speech on campus, toll roads

Kim Jong Un's missile test strategy

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Clockwise from top left: Trevor Noah hosts “The Daily Show,” Seth Meyers hosts “Late Night” and Samantha Bee hosts “Full Frontal.” All have rewritten episodes on the fly to get in breaking news.

Forget getting the last laugh – late-night hosts want the first one

Soundset survives last-minute cancellations in a strong 10th year
The silliest Wonder Woman comic book stories of all time
Welcome to the world's coolest kindgergarten: A German soccer stadium


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to his office following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 25, 2017. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

Trump's immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race
Trump weighs White House overhaul
McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

People embrace Sunday, May 28, 2017, outside a Bogue Chitto, Miss., house where several people were fatally killed during a house-to-house shooting rampage Saturday in Lincoln County, Miss. A man was arrested Sunday in the shooting rampage that left several people dead, including a sheriff's deputy.

Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'
Old South monument backers embrace "Confederate Catechism"
80,000 U.S. service members remain missing in action

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a "family photo" with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. From left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Merkel, and Trump.

Merkel warns against 'simple answers' after Trump meetings

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting
Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151
The handshake the world was waiting for

The Astros' George Springer, left, and Jake Marisnick celebrated as they score the tying and go-ahead runs against the Twins on a double by Josh Reddick in the eighth inning at Target Field on Monday.

Twins' big rally trumped by Astros' bigger rally

Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins
Buxton hand injury not serious, but departure made big impact
Postgame: Rosario's day included some thrills -- and spills

Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson goes back with Mike Zimmer for three decades, a friendship that is one reason why Patterson is the one Zimmer has entrusted to make sure "I kind of get his message across to the team," Patterson said.

With trusty Vikings assistant Andre Patterson near, Mike Zimmer can rest easy

Scoggins: Bridgewater video is Vikings' subtle message of optimism
Hartman: Vikings need their recent draft picks to develop quickly
Andre Patterson's career highlights

In this Saturday, May 27, 2017 photo, Bruce Springsteen, right, performs at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., with rocker Steven Van Zandt, left, during the show�s encore. Springsteen performed a handful of songs including �Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out� when Van Zandt surprised guests and invited Springsteen on stage.

Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Van Zandt concert

'American Gods' writer Neil Gaiman will read Cheesecake Factory menu to help refugees
Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation
Ariana Grande vows Manchester benefit concert: 'We won't let hate win'

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.


The importance of respite for families

While some families of terminally ill children are able — and prefer — to care for them at home, the task is unrelenting and exhausting.…


Twin Cities agency gives teen moms boxes for newborns – just like in Finland

A new Twin Cities nonprofit is providing teen moms with starter kits to parenthood, including a cardboard box for their babies to sleep in.