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Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.

06/28/2013

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State Supreme Court Justice Lillehaug On WCCO Morning News

Justice David Lillehaug joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Tuesday to talk about his new job and a health challenge he is experiencing.

06/25/2013

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‘Just A Regular Guy From St. Paul’: Frank Remembers Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn will be remembered around the world as the man who wrote enthralling political thrillers that millions of people couldn’t put down.

06/19/2013

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Scooping Ice Cream For A World Record

Hundreds of people headed to White Bear Lake this week for a chance at breaking a world record. Their goal was to make the longest ice cream sundae in the world, while raising money for cancer research.

06/19/2013

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‘Everybody Wishes They Had A Father Like Mark Weber’

Friends and family are mourning the death of a beloved soldier, author and family man as Lt. Col. Mark Weber died Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.

06/14/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: Brock Wood KO’d Cancer, Now Kayaking The Mississippi

There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.

06/12/2013

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Terminally Ill Nat’l Guardsman’s Book To Sons Hits Shelves

At the height of his military career in 2010, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was forced to face a different kind of life and death battle. He was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. “Doctors have told me they can’t understand how I’m still alive. I have damage to my liver that is incomprehensible,” Weber said. That was November of last year, just before Weber’s book was self-published. “Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters” sold 10,000 copies in three months.

06/03/2013

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Teen Gets Dream Car From Morrie’s & Make A Wish

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Wood thought he was just taking a look at a collection of classic cars. However, it was just a detour to get to the one that was waiting for him. He knew that a project was in the works through the Make a Wish Foundation to restore his favorite car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Make a Wish even had to ask Morrie’s Automotive Group for extra help to make a teenage cancer patient’s dream come true.

06/01/2013

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Bridal Show Helps Fight Breast Cancer

The Brides Against Breast Cancer tour has made its way to Minneapolis. One thousand designer and brand name wedding gowns will be for sale at the Millennium Hotel. Show manager Kelsey Anderson says the discounts are deep.“All of our gowns are discounted up to 85 percent-off the original value. And they’ve been donated by designers, manufacturers and brides,” Anderson said.

05/31/2013

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Supreme Court Creates ‘Loss Of Chance’ Doctrine

A Minnesota Supreme Court decision in the case of a little girl with cancer changes the way the state looks at medical malpractice claims. Friday’s ruling says a patient may recover damages when a doctor’s negligence causes that patient to lose a chance of recovery or survival. It comes in the case of a couple who claimed their daughter’s cancer would have been curable if diagnosed earlier.

05/31/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s Legacy

A life, and a song that continues to inspire millions.

05/30/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s ‘Clouds’ Debuts On Billboard Charts

First it was No. 1 on the iTunes top-selling singles chart. This week, a Stillwater High School student’s song has landed on the Billboard music charts at No. 7. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on May 20. He was 18 years old. But his music lives on.

05/29/2013

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Lemonade Stand Raises Funds For Boy With Neuroblastoma

The weather wasn’t quite sunny or warm enough to have people craving lemonade, but plenty of drivers did stop for a bright yellow stand in Chaska.

05/28/2013

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After Passing Away, Teen Lights Up Scoreboard Again

A St. Louis Park teenager who died after a battle with leukemia is being remembered in a very special way. Eighteen-year-old Derrick Keller was a stand-out high school baseball player and was offered a scholarship to Southwest Minnesota State University. But before he could go to college, he was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away last summe

05/23/2013

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MN Teen Whose Song Topped iTunes Chart Laid To Rest

A Stillwater High School student, whose song recently landed at the top of the list of the top-selling singles on iTunes, is being laid to rest Thursday. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on Monday. He was 18 years old.

05/23/2013

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