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Tell us why your child’s school year will be amazing

For kids and parents, the first day of school is one of the most amazing days of the year.

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Share your shining star, raise money for Children’s Minnesota cancer and blood disorders program

For every mention of #shinebrightbash between Sept. 1 and 13, Affinity Plus Credit Union will donate $5, up to $15,000, to our cancer program.

Talking to your kids about Sept. 11

Children who were born after 2001, or were just toddlers at that time, may be frightened by the images in the media.

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Consequences of vitamin K refusal at birth devastating, irreversible

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding cases have increased as a result of parents refusing to have their kids receive vitamin K at birth.

Children’s Minnesota’s Susan Sencer named Top Cancer Doctor by Newsweek

Dr. Sencer has been instrumental in founding the integrative medicine and pain and palliative care programs at Children’s.

Lucas Hobbs, 12, of Eagan, Minn., used his Make-A-Wish to serve food to others with the help of food trucks.

Cancer survivor uses wish to serve food to others

Lucas Hobbs, 12, of Eagan, and four food trucks fed patients, families and staff at Children's – Minneapolis.

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National Night Out promotes neighborhood safety

Communities across the U.S. gather to celebrate National Night Out, an evening dedicated to strengthening communities and promoting safer streets.

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Switchfoot visit patients, perform songs at Children’s – Minneapolis

The San Diego, Calif., rock band hung out in Star Studio and patient rooms.

Passionate runner and Children’s Minnesota employee to go extra mile for kids

When Nathan Branson isn’t repairing and maintaining medical equipment, you’ll likely find him at Lake Harriet, pounding laps with his local running club.

Children’s Minnesota patient surprised with tickets to One Direction concert in Minneapolis

Thirteen-year-old Angelina received a surprise during what she thought was a regular tour of the WCCO-TV studio.