In This League, Playing Goalie Isn’t Always About Stopping The PuckIn the state of hockey, there’s a belief that everyone should have a chance to play the game. But for people with special needs, that wasn't always the case.
Minnesota Hockey League Gives Those With Special Needs A Chance To PlayIn team sports, the focus is never on just one player but there’s no denying that Becca Lorsung is a standout on her hockey team, the New Hope Raptors.
Family Tragedy Leads Woman To Volunteer For Domestic Abuse GroupWCCO is talking a lot about domestic abuse this week -- and a group that is providing safety for the many who endure it in Minnesota. SafeJourney is a program that works primarily out of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
SafeJourney Helps Woman Escape Abusive HusbandWCCO studios are draped in purple to represent the fight against domestic violence in our Trees of Hope campaign. SafeJourney is a small nonprofit that offers 24/7 in-person support for anyone who does not feel safe at home.
Abuse Survivor Now Helps Others Through SafeJourneyWCCO is talking about domestic violence this week, and the numbers may be hard to hear. At least 19 Minnesota children lost their mothers to domestic violence in 2014. That is why a small office at North Memorial Medical Center is in existence.
SafeJourney Provides A Safe Haven For Domestic Violence VictimsOne in four women will suffer abuse from a partner. On occasion, men are also victims. At least 16 Minnesota women were killed by their partners in 2014. There's a small group of Minnesotans trying to change that number. They help victims take the first step to get out, which can be much more complicated than it sounds.
Grandmother Overcomes Drugs To Help Other AddictsOn Wednesday, Dec. 9, WCCO is hosting a phone bank as part of our "Trees of Hope" series. WCCO will be raising funds for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. MnTC helps thousands of people overcome drug addiction and lead healthy and productive lives.
The High Difficulty Of Diagnosing Ovarian CancerIt is a type of cancer known for being one of the "bad ones." Fifty percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not make it past five years. It is not necessarily because it is so hard to treat -- it is because ovarian cancer is so hard to find.
MOCA Fundraising Fuels 'U' Ovarian Cancer ResearchThey may be some of the most sacred people in our country right now – cancer researchers. It can seem like cancer is everywhere and everyone wants a cure, but some types are harder than others to fight. Ovarian cancer is one of them. It hits 1 in 72 women and 50 percent of those women pass away within five years.
MOCA Continues Fight Against Ovarian Cancer Through Fundraising ResearchNow through Christmas, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups who could use your help to make the season brighter. It's our "Trees of Hope" campaign. To kick off the campaign, WCCO is decked out in teal to support MOCA – the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag Just Days From UnveilingWCCO's Accomplish Minnesota campaign to thank our military veterans is just days from its public unveiling. The "More than Names" flag is now being assembled into a massive banner of support.
Accomplish MN: Abandoned Golden Retrievers In Turkey Find Homes In Minn.In Turkey, there are an overwhelming amount of Golden Retrievers without homes. But some of those Golden Retrievers now have homes here thanks to Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM).