Excellent Educator: Henry Sibley High School's Steve LufkinSometimes the greatest challenges can teach us the greatest life lessons. This week's Excellent Educator is living that right now. Steve Lufkin has been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. It's a terminal disease that affects nerve cells and muscles.
Fmr. Vikings Linebacker Fred McNeill Dies At 63Long time Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill has died. McNeill had slowly been slipping away from ALS and was diagnosed with dementia caused by the effects of NFL violence.
Benefit For North St. Paul Man Battling ALSIn 2011, a diagnosis changed Steve Stefano's life. The former North St. Paul quarterback and basketball player was diagnosed with ALS. He is now confined to a wheelchair and uses a breathing tube.
Ex-Wisconsin Deputy With ALS Not Guilty In KillingsA jury on Thursday found a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law.
Psychiatrist Blames Lou Gehrig's Disease In Deputy Slayings A forensic psychiatrist said he believes Lou Gehrig's disease is the reason a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy killed his wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Doug Tucker testified for the defense Wednesday in the trial of Andrew Steele, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the August shooting deaths of his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
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.
Boxers Duke It Out To Benefit St. Paul SergeantPolice 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."
Sibley High Rallies Around Teacher With ALSA 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.
Albert Lea Couple Pass Away Just Two Day ApartFor 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.
Community Rallies Around Soccer Coach With ALSGavin 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.
High School Sports Rally: Dec. 19, 2014From 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.
Minnesota Vikings Hope To Get Rudolph Back On SundayThe 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.