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Minneapolis & St. Paul 'Pull Together' To Help Those With Special NeedsWCCO is throwing "Minnesota Nice" out the window and pitting Minneapolis and St. Paul against one another to help children and adults with special needs.
A Make-A-Wish Kid Reunion To RememberThis year marks WCCO's fourth year participating in "Wishes In Flight," our drive for airline miles benefiting Make-A-Wish Minnesota. In that time, you've helped us raise more than 30 million airline miles, and we've met a lot of great kids.
15 Years On, Make-A-Wish Kid Is Now An Airline PilotAs a kid in Minneapolis's Nokomis neighborhood, Anthony Lickteig-Carter grew up with the sound of jets flying over his house.
Wishes In Flight: Lillia Defeats Cancer With Smiling AttitudeLillia's father, Alex Iacono, has kept a running tally during what has been a very long year-and-a-half, counting seven different surgeries and 30 radiation treatments.
Vikki Shoots For The Moon, Lands Among The Stars Thanks To MAWDuring our last Make-A-Wish miles drive we introduced you to Vikki. A 16 year old from Minneapolis who dreamed of going to Space Camp. Last summer, she got to go on her wish trip, so we caught up with her to hear all about it.
Minneapolis, St. Paul To Unite For 'Pulling Together'Minneapolis and St. Paul will settle their age-old rivalry with an epic tug-of-war across the Mighty Mississippi, all in the name of charity.
'They Can Change The World, Too': Teen Donates $1.5K To Family's NonprofitAfter Jack was born with Down syndrome, his mom set out to celebrate babies just like him. Now, WCCO shares how her message touched one teenager with his own special connection to what he considers a misunderstood condition.

Latest Trees Of Hope Reports

Trees Of Hope: Ronald McDonald House Helps Family During Girl's Heart ConditionThe Ronald McDonald House offers housing to families with children who are battling disease and need to be close by.
Ronald McDonald Teacher Offers Slice Of Normalcy To Kids, ParentsMacheta's sister has a rare disease that causes her skin shed with even the lightest touch. She came to the U for treatment and she is on the mend.
Couple Finds New Life, Rejuvenated Love During TreatmentThe Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge offers several programs to help people struggling with addiction. Some programs are faith based, others are not; but all of the programs aim to restore life for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.
'Men Of MOCA' Helps Connect Those Who Lost Family To Ovarian CancerA new group within the organization started to form this year. It's a support group for men who are caring for, or grieving the loss of, an ovarian cancer patient. It’s called the Men of MOCA.
Jacob Wetterling's Legacy Carries On In JWRCFor seemingly endless years it was a haunting, troubling mystery. Now, the story of Jacob Wetterling is finally, though sadly, complete.
Here Are The Charities In WCCO's Trees For Hope 2016From now through Christmas, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups who could use your help to make the season brighter.

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