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On The Street
September 18, 2013
Editorial: Too many parents fail to keep kids safe in vehicles
Without knowing it, many parents are putting their children at risk when they pull out of their driveway. The children aren't in safety seats or properly secured in the vehicle. It's Child Passenger Safety Week through September 21, an opportune time for parents to review their child...
September 18, 2013 - 6:36am
July 19, 2013
Kids' theater opportunity available
Is your child a natural performer and loves to be in front of a crowd? In "One Act Play/Reader's Theatre," youth entering grades 1-3 can let their imaginations and creativity flow as they help create a set and put on a mini performance the final day. Parents are welcome to help...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Local youth take audiences to Land of Oz
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre will present an original musical production of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, July 19 at 6 and 8 p.m. at Discovery Middle School auditorium in Alexandria. Sponsored by Alexandria Community Education, the play will feature 75 local youth, as well as two...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
United Way highlight: giving kids 4,460 bags of food
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has reached the end of its fiscal year and the 2012-13 United Way Campaign. With generous support, it raised $733,640 to help neighbors and friends in Douglas and Pope counties. Here are some of the things that were made possible: --United...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
Registration open for Prairie Fire's 'Pinocchio'
Registration is now open for the 27th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This year's musical production, Pinocchio, has roles for 74 young people. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 5-8 from noon to 5 p.m. Performances will be Friday through...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Take a kid fishing June 7-9
Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger June 7-9 during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "This is a great opportunity to discover fishing," said...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Replace summer boredom with plenty of summer fun!
Summer is fast approaching, but that doesn't mean your kids should stop learning. According to the National Summer Learning Association, kids...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Legislative notebook: House votes for safer children's products
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state representatives voted Friday to protect children from some toxic chemicals. They approved on a 113-13 vote a measure to ban companies from intentionally putting formaldehyde in child care products. They backed a second bill 115-11 to keep bisphenol A out...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
April 2, 2013
Lawmakers look at key proposals for children and long-term care
Key human services proposals that restructure long-term care services and provide for the safe and healthy development of children are scheduled to be heard by legislators Wednesday. The House Health and Human Services Finance committee is set to review the legislation starting at...
April 2, 2013 - 3:18pm
March 27, 2013
Hunting up Easter fun in Osakis
Two-year-old Dylan Karnes of Osakis handed an Easter egg to his mother, Monica, during the annual Easter Kids Day in Osakis Saturday. The free...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
District 206 ECFE celebrates 27 years
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) has been a part of District 206 for 27 years. The program offers parenting education and early childhood...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
Younger children featured in budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Governor Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota's future, the state House education finance leader says. "Those two programs really pay dividends into the future," Representative...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
State program provided 4,591 car seats
A state program administered by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety has provided 4,591 car seats during the last two years to families in need. The Child Passenger Restraint and Education Account addresses the needs of low-income families to transport...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 24, 2013
Report: More than half of 3rd graders in Minnesota have cavities
Minnesota's first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota's most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay. This...
February 24, 2013 - 10:45am
February 20, 2013
Alexandria Rotary packs 12,000 meals
The Alexandria Rotary Club recently packaged 12,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger. Rotary club members and their families participated in this...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am