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Check Where Your Kids Charge Their Phone, Fire Department Warns It Could Cause A Fire

Many people use their cell phone or tablet in bed as a source of entertainment before going to sleep or as their alarm clock in the morning. If you charge your phone in or near your bed, you may want to consider the following.

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Has Your Child Ever Experienced Night Terror?

My daughter is 23 and as far as I know, she never experienced night terror.  Like most children, she had her share of bad dreams now and then, but nothing that caused us concern.  A Facebook friend, Anna brought night terror to my attention because she is asking if others have experienced this and what can be done about it.  It isn't talked about much, can we help her?

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Hear The Amazing Voices Of The African Children’s Choir In Superior [VIDEO]

One thing that always sparks a smile is children and when those children are entertaining with amazing voices it's even better.  Get ready to smile because a group of children will be traveling to Superior for a special concert designed to help Africa's most vulnerable children.

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A Mother Of A Lost Child At Wal-Mart Shocks Us With Her Reaction

Recently while at Wal-Mart I witnessed a woman helping a lost child find her mother. What happened when her mother arrived was both appalling and rude.  Not only did she shock the woman who took the time to help her child, she shocked the Wal-Mart employee we were dealing with in the pharmacy and my husband and I.

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Duluth Kids Club Gets Into Valentine’s Day With An Extravaganza To Benefit The Northern Lights Foundation

Valentine's Day, a day that is usually reserved for adults, lovers and those seeking love.  Oh sure, as kids we got to exchange little cards and treats in school, (not even sure they still do that) but how about a full on party to celebrate Valentine's Day for the younger ones?  You've got it, thanks to the Duluth Kids Club!

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Is Your Child Gifted, Here’s Some Ways To Know

I know most people think their child is gifted in one way or another. Otherwise, there wouldn't be "Brag Books". Sam is writing his own songs, sings with rock bands like KISS and AC/DC and can play with 60% accuracy on rock band. He reads really well, has a huge sense of humor and can understand things that kids his age can't. Is he gifted?

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Are The Duluth And Superior YMCA’s Providing Child Care Service So You Can Vote November 8?

You may have heard that the YMCA of the USA recently announced an effort to get parents out to vote on November 8th.  Honestly, voting has been on the decline for the last few years and with the controversy of this election, additional incentive to get people to the polls is probably needed.  However, not all locations are offering the service.  I called our local YMCA's to see if they were participating and here is what I was told.

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Wildfire Engulfs Fort McMurray Forcing Evacuations Of 80,000 People
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Summer Food Service Program Feeds Kids In Duluth

Unless you work with children in our area you are probably unaware of how many of them attend school hungry and go home to empty tables.  Some days their only meal is lunch provided at school.  There is even a weekend backpack program through Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank that ensures that on Friday the kids go home with food until Monday.  But, what do they do in the summer?

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Don’t Underestimate the Summer Sun – Even Cool Days Heat Up Vehicles [VIDEO]

Unfortunately there are tragic stories each summer about pets and children left in vehicles on hot summer days. While there has been a growing awareness about these dangers when outdoor temperatures are hot, it is important to remember that even on cooler days that it can still get dangerously hot in a vehicle.

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Thursday And Friday Is Our St Jude Radiothon; Let’s Work Together To End Childhood Cancer [VIDEO]

This Thursday and Friday is our annual B105/KOOL 101.7 Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon. Sometimes it's hard to listen to some of the stories, but there is a reason we play them, to help kids, and to help families.  Together, in our community alone, we have raised over one million dollars to fight childhood cancer.

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Superior Fundraiser Hopes To Raise Money For Local Family’s Adoption Costs.

The Superior Taco Johns Location will be helping a local family hoping to adopt. On September 27th from 10am to 2pm, half of the sales will go to help the family.

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What Age Should Mothers Stop Taking Their Sons To The Restroom With Them? Age-Old Question Resurfaces With A Sign At An Oklahoma Mall

As a parent, we've all been there.  You're out in public and eventually Mother Nature calls the name of your child.  If your child is the same sex as you - no problem.  However, what happens if they're not and they are also too young to go to the bathroom by themselves.  And further more - what age does it become inappropriate?

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