In 2006, Polly Buttrum's apartment went up in flames. The culprit? Cigarettes. Spurred on by stories like this, there's been a nationwide trend toward smoke-free housing.Read Story
After a hospitalization, Scott, who's homeless, would have been discharged to the streets. Instead, he was transferred to a medical respite program.Read Story
An innovative youth development program aims to curb the teen pregnancy rate.Read Story
Tim Bakula has battled major depression for most of his adult life. Shortly after a 2016 psychiatric hospitalization, providers offered Bakula an unusual prescription: biking.
Quaylon, a military veteran and father, used Bridging to help restart his life.Read Story
Pat's cycled in and out of the criminal justice system so many times he’s lost count. But this time he’s receiving a different set of supports through Hennepin County’s Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Initiative.Read Story
This misunderstood mental illness affects two to five percent of the population.Read Story
For DeWayne Davis, a pastor at All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic is personal.Read Story
At an independent senior community complex in Brooklyn Park, residents play fruit and veggie bingo and grow organic produce. And that's only part of their campaign to combat Alzheimer's and other dementia.Read Story
The FBI ranks the Twin Cities among the top 13 metropolitan areas in America for sex trafficking. In 2013, a woman named Vosiney escaped this life and now helps others restart their lives, too.Read Story
After a University of Minnesota student was diagnosed with TB, a health worker began visiting her home each day.Read Story
People with intellectual and/or development disabilities lag behind the general population in healthy eating, physical activity, and more. An innovative horticulture project is trying to help.Read Story
When he was two, Tonio was jumbling sentences and misbehaving in daycare. Then his mother scheduled an early childhood screening.Read Story
At a Minneapolis homeless shelter, providers are teaching pregnant women about parenthood.Read Story
Providers are overprescribing opioid painkillers and the excess supply is being used by teens and adults. Opioid painkillers can lead to addiction and overdose -- and they can be gateway drugs to substances like heroin.Read Story
These health care providers are prescribing something innovative for people with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Employment support.Read Story
This bacterial infection doesn't always cause symptoms -- and it's increasing in broader segments of the population at an unprecedented rate.Read Story
Every year there are thousands of infectious disease outbreaks at childcare and school settings across America. Hennepin has resources that can help.Read Story
After a horrific sexual assault, this survivor created a forum for other sexual assault survivors to heal.Read Story
Not eating more veggies is fueling the obesity epidemic. And that epidemic is costing Minnesota $3 billion per year.Read Story
They've been abandoned, rejected, abused, neglected. Homeless youth seek shelter at night and try to build normal lives during the day.Read Story
Needle exchange programs save lives and stop the spread of HIV and hepatitis.Read Story
It's invisible and odorless but dangerous. Are you at risk? A simple test will tell you.Read Story
The Blue Line Extension opens in 2021. By 2030, it will carry 27,000 riders each day.Read Story
Some paramedics aren't just responding to emergencies. They're preventing them.Read Story
Kris's parents never read to her. Now she's breaking the cycle -- from behind bars.Read Story
She was 14 and a freshman honor roll student. Then she found out she was pregnant.
The Orange Bike Program boosts bike ridership and fitness in north Minneapolis.Read Story
Jared Walhowe's 4,800 square-foot “giving garden” feeds hundreds of hungry Minnesotans.Read Story
After Jessica LaPoint joined a workforce wellness program, her fitness skyrocketed.Read Story
DeVon Nolen is on a mission — to improve the health of north Minneapolis residents.
Chia Yang knows the value of talking to a doctor. An important discovery more than 25 years ago saved his life.Read Story
Mental health emergencies are never planned. Yet they happen. That’s why COPE exists.Read Story
In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, there are 10,000 and 1 good reasons to stay safe near water.
One moment can change everything.
It’s a mid-July mid-afternoon and the movie “Wet, Hot American Summer” is playing at the Uptown.Read Story