Stories that change you forever

When you work with the most amazing people on earth, you’re bound to have some interesting stories to tell. Every day amazing things happen here at Children’s Minnesota. From a single child’s incredible story to a research breakthrough that helps thousands of kids, we have stories that will change the way you see the world.

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Learn more about Children’s news and events, what’s going on at our hospitals and clinics, and our experts in the news. You can also read stories written by our staff, patients and families.

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Why I Walk for Amazing: Elsie’s Story

Paul Fletcher, local radio station Cities 97 host, shares his Children's story and why he's walking for amazing on Saturday, June 9.

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Planning a healthy and safe spring break

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips on keeping kids healthy during spring break travel.

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In the Crosshairs of Gun Violence: Our Children

Gun violence is a public health issue. Similar to other public health issues, we can’t tackle them with one single answer.

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Rock the Cradle — a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Join Children's Minnesota and The Current for Rock the Cradle - a free event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture this Sunday, February 11 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company.

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Treating and preventing the spread of influenza

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that can leave people of all ages feeling miserable. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.

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Medicaid and its impact on our kids

As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we remain committed to providing exceptional care to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

Clinicians from the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

Midwest Fetal Care Center

Midwest Fetal Care Center is the first and largest advanced fetal care program in the Upper Midwest. Providing expanded access to prenatal care.

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Get all the facts on influenza from Children's infectious disease experts.

Calendar of Events

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Toddler Attention Study at Children’s St. Paul Primary Care Clinic

April 1, 2017 12 a.m. – April 1, 2018 12 a.m., St. Paul

Clinical Ethics Boot Camp

March 23, 2018 8 a.m. – March 24, 2018 1 p.m., Minneapolis

PINZ Outing: bowling, arcade games and lazer tag!

March 25, 2018, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Oakdale

News & Press Releases

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Children’s Minnesota receives Magnet Recognition Program® designation

Children’s is the only free-standing pediatric system in the state to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing.

Children’s Minnesota and HealthPartners Develop Technique to Improve Appendicitis Care for Pediatric Patients

The organization used funding from a National Institutes of Health five-year, $3.1 million grant

Traffic advisory in St. Paul, March 10, 2018

We anticipate high traffic volumes and road closures near our St. Paul campus on Saturday, March 10, during the St. Paul St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Palooza event. Please be aware of detours in the area and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.


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