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Red Cross: 5 Adults, 3 Children Displaced In RV Fire

The American Red Cross is providing assistance after a group of eight people, including three kids, lost an RV to a fire late Friday night north of the Twin Cities.

07/26/2014

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Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?

The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?

07/23/2014

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Donors Turn Out For Blood Drive Honoring Kolstad

The family of critically injured former Minnesota State, Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad is urging blood donations in his honor. The Free Press of Mankato reports dozens came to the Mankato National Guard Armory Tuesday for the first day of a three-day blood drive to honor Kolstad.

06/10/2014

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American Red Cross Hosting 12-Hour Blood Drive Monday

The American Red Cross is hosting a big blood drive Monday. Officials said they want to boost the supply before a lot of donors go out of town or get too busy over the holidays. The 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive started at 7 a.m. Monday and goes until 7 p.m.

12/23/2013

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Family Displaced After House Fire In NE Minneapolis

Authorities said a family is displaced and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in an early-morning house fire in northeast Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at about 5:35 a.m. Saturday to an occupied duplex on the 2300 block of Johnson Street NE.

11/23/2013

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Mall Of America Visitors To Write Letters To Vets

Visitors to the Mall of America can have the chance to write letters to members of the military in honor of Veteran’s Day. Thousands of letters expressing thanks and encouragement will be mailed to members of U.S. armed forces, veterans and military families — both at home and abroad.

11/09/2013

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Red Cross Says It’s In ‘Urgent’ Need Of Blood

Officials with the American Red Cross said Tuesday they are in urgent need of blood donations now that the Fourth of July has passed. The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donors of all types, with an increased need for O-negative, B-negative and A-negative.

07/09/2013

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Red Cross: St. Paul House Fire Displaces 3 Adults, 4 Kids

The American Red Cross says it is helping three adults and four kids after a St. Paul home started on fire on the Fourth of July.

07/04/2013

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5 Adults, 5 Children Displaced After Mpls. Fire

Five adults and five children are displaced after a fire in the 1800 block of 14th Avenue South. The American Red Cross said they are assisting the family with shelter, clothing, food and emotional support.

06/16/2013

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Memorial Day Triggers Pool Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many that will mean time in the pool. But before you jump in, experts recommend heeding some pool safety tips for all ages. A report from CPSC says 390 children younger than age 15 drown in pools and spas every year.

05/23/2013

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Fire Damages Home, Displaces Family In Elk River

Authorities said three people escaped safely, one with minor injuries, after a fire took over an Elk River home late Tuesday night.

05/01/2013

Star Wars Help

Luke, Leia And Even Jango Fett Give Blood For Edina Boy

Up until a few months ago, George Lagerstrom was an active Edina school kid.

04/30/2013

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Red Cross Assisting Family Of 7 After North Minneapolis Fire

Authorities say at least seven people are without a home after a fire in north Minneapolis Wednesday night.

04/25/2013

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Kids Rescued, 9 Hurt In Mpls. Apartment Fire

Nine people were injured during a fire in Minneapolis Saturday, a total authorities say could have been worse since there were more than 20 children and adults packed into the older building.

03/02/2013

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Fire Displaces Family Of 6 In St. Bonifacius

Authorities say six people, including four children, are without a home after a fire in St. Bonifacius Thursday night.

02/22/2013

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