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Beyond The Bucket: What The Ice Bucket Challenge Did To Help ALS

The videos went viral. Hollywood actors, singers and TV anchors took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research.

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Boxers Duke It Out To Benefit St. Paul Sergeant

Police and firefighters from Minneapolis and St. Paul are “duking it out” for a good cause. About 1,200 people packed around the ring at Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis for the annual “Unite and Fight.”

03/14/2015

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Sibley High Rallies Around Teacher With ALS

A teacher’s impact on a student can last well beyond the classroom. Students at Henry Sibley High School are getting one of those lessons this week during GOFA Week. GOFA stands for “Give Once For All,” and students hold various events to raise money.

02/11/2015

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Albert Lea Couple Pass Away Just Two Day Apart

For 67 years of marriage, Myron and Betty Young were inseparable. He was a farmer and she was a probation officer — with a sense of humor. “At their 60th wedding anniversary, somebody said, ‘Wow, 60 years you’ve been married to the same man.’ She says, ‘I know! That’s a long time to wash the same guy’s Fruit of the Looms,'” their daughter Wanda Gwinn said.

01/21/2015

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Community Rallies Around Soccer Coach With ALS

Gavin Pugh moved from Wales to Minnesota in 2003. He immediately immersed himself as a soccer coach in the north metro, working with high school teams and at the club levels. He also met his wife here. Last year he got a diagnosis that changed his life — and he found out how many lives he’s touched along the way.

12/19/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 19, 2014

From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.

12/19/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Hope To Get Rudolph Back On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings are hopeful tight end Kyle Rudolph will be able to return after missing five games. He had sports hernia surgery following the team’s Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints and targeted the Week 11 matchup with the Chicago Bears as his return date. In other news, former Viking Orlando Thomas lost his battle with ALS Sunday and the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL to get Adrian Peterson reinstated from the commissioner’s exempt list.

11/12/2014

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Former Viking Orlando Thomas Dies Of ALS At 42

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that former defensive player Orlando Thomas has lost his battle with ALS. Thomas died Sunday at age 42. Thomas spent seven seasons with the Vikings and led the NFL in interceptions in his rookie season. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2007.

11/10/2014

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ALS Association Puts Ice Buckets Aside In Annual Fundraising Walk

Sunday morning, more than 3,000 people went beyond the ice bucket challenge and instead walked to defeat ALS.

09/20/2014

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ALS Minnesota Board Member Reflects On Success Of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Dale Freking is a board member with the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota chapter of the ALS Association. He told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that it’s not always easy for nonprofits to raise money, so the Ice Bucket Challenge paid off huge.

09/14/2014

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St. Thomas ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hundreds are expected to dump freezing water over their heads at the University of St. Thomas Thursday afternoon in a mass ice bucket challenge. The challenges that are intended to benefit ALS research have been all the rage for the last month, but organizers at St. Thomas say they have a special reason to submit to the trend.

09/03/2014

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Fmr. Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested In Connection With Fitchburg Double Homicide

A former sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele’s home on Friday.

08/24/2014

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Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday’s opening day of the fair.

08/20/2014

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Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday’s opening day of the fair.

08/19/2014

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HCMC Doctors Take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

It’s a fundraiser that’s gone viral! The doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center got an icy-cold bath Saturday, and all for a cause close to their hearts. Doctors from the hospital’s ALS Center of Excellence accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

08/16/2014

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Good Question: Do Social Media Fundraisers Really Work?

If you’ve been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen a friend or two voluntarily pouring an ice-cold bucket of water over their heads.

08/14/2014

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Minnesota Twins Honor Lou Gehrig, The Fight Against ALS

Nothing says the Fourth of July like watching baseball. Fans packed Target Field Friday just like they packed Yankees Stadium 75 years ago to hear Lou Gehrig give his now-famous speech that ushered in the fight against ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

07/04/2014

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Twins Blog: Striking Out ALS

Lou Gehrig called it a bad break, but we all know it was much more than that. One of the most talented ballplayers in history, Gehrig played 2,130 consecutive games, held the 1934 Triple Crown and has a lifetime batting average of .340.

09/12/2013

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In Sickness & In Health: Husband & Wife Face Cancer, ALS

A Ramsey family is not about to let life get them down, despite the fact that they’ve got plenty of reasons to do so.

04/09/2013

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A Community Helps Ailing Mother Watch Son Wrestle At State

A dream came true for a Minnesota family at the state wrestling tournament, even when the odds weren’t in their favor.

03/01/2013

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Study: NFL Players At Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s, ALS

As the NFL season kicks off Wednesday, there’s a disturbing new study about NFL players’ health.

09/05/2012

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Family, Friends Say Goodbye To Scott LeDoux

Family and Friends gathered Wednesday to say goodbye to former heavyweight boxing great Scott LeDoux.

08/17/2011

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Scott LeDoux Loses Battle With ALS, Dies At 62

People around the country are mourning the loss of former heavyweight boxer Scott LeDoux.

08/11/2011