Help Me Grow MN launches developmental resources website

New multilingual site helps parents track and understand early childhood development Help Me Grow MN, an outreach initiative that serves the metro area, recently introduced a website available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. The website helps parents, caregivers, and professionals keep tabs on their child’s early development through information and assessments, as well as […]

With specialized chorus, people with dementia keep singing

They say the music is the last thing to go. So, a collection of Alzheimer’s patients are still singing, thanks to a groundbreaking program called the Giving Voice Chorus, which brings together people from across the metro for music therapy while promoting a better public understanding of the disease. “It took me about a year […]

Students help update Richfield High School cafeteria

Richfield High School took a page out of the junk food marketing playbook when it opened the school year with a spruced-up cafeteria. But don’t worry, school lunch clerks weren’t pushing Snickers and Ho Hos. Their goal, instead, was to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, and they succeeded, according to Pam Haupt, the district’s […]

Eden Prairie resident starts company to transform drug industry

A key component to any startup business is identifying a product or service that isn’t being provided, or improving an existing one. That niche can be found in a variety of ways, and might not even be a product or service that’s personally interesting to the person pursuing the idea. That’s not how things happened […]

Massage therapist travels state to ease pain for dogs and horses

When animals are in pain or are stressed, their bodies respond in many ways like a human body does. The body tenses up, may ache and has a hard time to relax, said Katie Kowalzek, who works as an equine and canine massage therapist. “Horses get knots like humans do,” she said. The road to […]