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Public News Service - MN: Youth Issues

Walking or biking to school each day can help children fight obesity, but fewer than 13 percent of Minnesota kids do. (walkmn.org)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Minnesota winters can be brutal, and it's sometimes hard to get people motivated to get outside, but it's important to make sure folks keep moving, even when it's cold out. That's the idea behind "Winter Walk and Bike to School Day." In 1969, about half the state's childre

Students have organized a walkout on the University of Minnesota campus to show their concerns about new President Trump's agenda. (sds.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota students are walking out of class today in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. The walkouts are happening at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College as part of a citywide call to action by the "Resist from Day One Coalition." Graduate

University of St. Thomas students Zac Quinn and Brian Keller started a business to raise money for pediatric cancer. (lym.org)

MINNEAPOLIS – A company that started as a class project for two college students has expanded into a community service effort for more than 12,000 students on nearly 800 college campuses across the country. Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller were students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Pa

Wednesday is Walk to School Day across Minnesota. The idea is to keep kids moving, so they can stay healthy. (il.gov)

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – Wednesday is Walk to School Day, and more than 200 schools and thousands of kids across Minnesota are participating. The state and the nation have obesity problems, and Tara Besch, a health educator for Koochiching County, said the annual event is a great way to en

New census numbers show a big drop in the number of Minnesota kids living in poverty, but thousands more still need help than before the recession. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — New research shows that the number of Minnesota kids living in poverty dropped significantly in 2015, but the state's child-poverty rate still remains higher than it was in 2008. Census figures showed 23,000 fewer Minnesota children in poverty in 2015 compared to 2014 - the

Starting today, Minnesota is providing more money for free training for child care professionals, which supporters say could help close educational achievement gaps for children of color. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Starting today, Minnesota will be kicking in more money to help under served areas of the state get access to better child care. Back in June, Gov. Mark Dayton earmarked $2 million in one-time funding that will partly go towards free training for certain child care professi

Minnesota's new voluntary free pre-K is being called a step in the right direction, but perhaps not enough to help rural and lower-income working families. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton's move this week to provide free pre-kindergarten for thousands of four-year-olds is being called a good step by child-care proponents, who also say the state needs to do a lot more. Minnesota lawmakers okayed about $25 million to fund free pre-K, for about 3,300

A new study shows that Minnesota fathers could become more involved in their kids' lives if the state enacted better family-leave policies. (Promundo)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Just ahead of Father's Day, a new state-by-state study shows Minnesota tops the nation for working dads, but there's still work to do. The first-ever State of America's Fathers report suggests there are two fatherhood experiences in the U.S.: one where higher-income dads are praise

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