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Depressing Truth for a Thursday Evening

@BobCollinsMN tweeted a few minutes ago: Suicide is the second leading cause of death of kids in Minnesota. Right here. Not Vancouver. Right here. And then this: Some stories should lead Minnesotans to say “we need to do what we… Continue Reading →

Yes, Malls Are Scary

Rosedale Center was temporarily shut down on Saturday evening after a fight involving several dozen teens left one 16-year-old in critical condition with multiple stab wounds in his back and an 18-year-old with severe lacerations to his face. About 7:45… Continue Reading →

Parent Throws Punches as Basketball Game

Remember those parents in high school and grade school who took their children’s sports participation just a little too seriously, kicking and screaming entirely inappropriately, and even yelling at their own children when they “messed up”? Well, at a sixth-grade… Continue Reading →

No Money? Steal It from Our Children

As the state tries to balance its books, schools are paying the price ‚Äî at least for now. Two hundred and thirty-one of Minnesota’s 337 school districts ‚Äî that’s 69 percent ‚Äî received a memo last week outlining how much… Continue Reading →

Will a Drop-Off Program Really Curb Drug Abuse?

According to WCCO, Minnesota police and health leaders are looking to drop-off boxes as a way to stop teens from getting hooked and overdosing on painkillers they find in their own family’s or friend’s medicine cabinets. Huh? Between 2004 and… Continue Reading →

Today’s Youth Have More Mental Health Issues

According to the Strib, “a new study has found that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues as youth of the same age who were studied in the Great… Continue Reading →

Is Online Media Stunting Our Growth?

Echidne of the Snakes contemplates the effects of excessive online media access on youth. “The sales pitch of lap tops in the schools, of online access was that it was supposed to provide children (and adults) with a hugely expanded… Continue Reading →

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