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The volunteer under Twinkle: Vince Opheim

Have you ever seen Children's mascot Twinkle and wondered who is inside that smiling blue star? Chances are it's Vince Opheim, who has volunteered as Twinkle for nearly six years.

Five Question Friday: Dr. Bruce Bostrom

In this edition of Five Question Friday, we catch up with Bruce Bostrom, MD, as he talks about his involvement with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and his love for Scandinavian folk dancing.

5 pounds, 10 ounces and 1 year of miracles

Connor Lee Miller, who turns 1 today, was born with a blood clot in his left arm. His mother, Becky, shares his story.

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Volunteer shout-out: Eric Gustafson

Gustafson, a Red-Vested Rockstar, has been volunteering at Children’s for almost five years.

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Children's Star Gala raises nearly $2.1 million

Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, donors, attendees and volunteers, we raised nearly $2.1 million for the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

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Live blog: Star Gala

The 23rd annual Children’s Star Gala, a spectacular evening of inspiring stories, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions that raises more than $2 million annually, will support the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

Video: Minnesota Senate debate over anti-bullying bill

Today the Minnesota State Senate will consider and vote on the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, a bill that would redefine Minnesota’s current 37-word law on bullying.

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Preliminary research shows concussion recovery time doubles when injury is sustained during school year

Concussions and the treatment after one is sustained have been at the forefront of media coverage in recent years. What once was viewed by some as brag-worthy or a badge of honor now is being taken seriously for its potential immediate and long-term effects.

Children’s at the Capitol: A simple test can save a child’s life

Changes to Minnesota's newborn screening program have serious impacts for families. Help us restore the program so all kids can have a chance at a healthy start.

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Sleep health in children