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.


Contaminated land in Cass Lake held homes and a ball field.

EPA sues city of Cass Lake over clean up costs of Superfund site

Roseville police chasing 'active leads' in shooting death; victim ID'd
Husband arrested after wife found dead in south Minneapolis home
Feds charge one alleged supplier of deadly carfentanil in Twin Cities

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Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks

Tommies-Johnnies: So when will the Target Field rematch take place?
Goldy runs over youth football player during Vikings mascot game
'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Target will lift its entry-level wage to $11 an hour next month and aims to have it at $15 an hour by 2020.

Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

Fairview Wine & Liquor in Roseville, first Twin Cities liquor store to battle a nearby Total Wine, decides to close
Polaris Slingshot under investigation for alleged faulty seatbelts
A rare tumble for tech stocks pulls US indexes lower

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump is right about 'political correctness,' wrong to push it on NFL

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security
Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?
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Ed Sheeran's big-league tryout set for U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 20, 2018

Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M
Fall in Minnesota is a sad story, but it's so beautifully written
Guthrie hosts regional premiere of 'Mala' about caring for ailing parent


Travelers walk near a sign for international arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New Trump travel ban bars citizens of 7 nations

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill
Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages
Tempe Municipal Court judge arrested in stabbing of wife

Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house in Juncos when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof. The Puerto Rico town remains largely isolated from the rest of the island — and the world.

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation

Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year
Classified US spy satellite launched from California
Across Puerto Rico, agriculture is nearly wiped out

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament
Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria
Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

With Sano out, Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins
The turnaround Twins are closing in on a postseason clinch

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

Dalvin Cook is total package for Vikings through three weeks
Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Dayton questions athletes kneeling during national anthem

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola

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.