Children

by Jim Boyle Editor The Kaiser Family Foundation, which studies the amount of media children consume on a daily basis, reports children are taking in an increasing amount of media and they have few rules to limit how much they take. This disturbs Katy Smith, a well-known early childhood educator, who addressed an Elk River […]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Families feeling overwhelmed from the challenges autism presents can now find help at Hassan and Rogers’ newest clinic. Autism Matters Inc. will host an open house Saturday, May 14 at its 14000 Northdale Blvd. location in Hassan from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic, which specializes in children with autism, […]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Plans are moving forward in Otsego to install a splash pad in the city’s Prairie Park behind city hall. Otsego officials say the Parks and Recreation Commission will study the concept plan May 11 and decide whether to approve the project. The matter will then go before Otsego’s City Council […]

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The Abba Pregnancy Resource Center in Elk River is having its 17th annual “Walk for Life” Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will gather at Abba, located at 953 Fourth St. and follow a nearly two-mile route, finishing up at the resource center. Money raised goes to help young women, supplying maternity […]

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, mothers will be admitted free to the Kelley Farm in Elk River this weekend when accompanied by their child of any age. The historic farm is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and noon–5 p.m. Sunday, May 8. It is located along Highway 10, 2.5 miles southeast of […]

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(Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on mental health in Sherburne County.) by Bob Grawey Staff writer Children’s mental health cases in Sherburne County spiked in the last half of 2010, according to a report issued to Sherburne County commissioners April 12. In July 2010 the number of children served in […]

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