Charities In Need As N.D. Oil Industry SlidesThousands of layoffs from the oil industry's slide have taken a toll on donations in western North Dakota's oil patch, just as charities say their need is increasing.
Savers Agrees To Changes After Attorney General LawsuitThe Savers thrift store chain has agreed to improve transparency and compensate charities for non-clothing donations as part of a settlement with Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Swanson sued Savers last month, alleging it was misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.
Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity ClaimsThe Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.
Good Questions: Turkey Eggs, Newspapers, MOA Money PondsConnie from Blaine wants to know: Why don't we eat turkey eggs? Chickens lay eggs more often than turkeys -- usually once a day versus a turkey's every other day. Chickens also don't incubate their eggs as long as turkeys.
Take A Rare Look Inside A Red KettleThe Salvation Army raises around $3 million every year in the Twin Cities through their red kettle campaign. The campaign started in San Francisco in 1891. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee came up with the idea to collect money to feed the poor during the holiday season. He used a single iron kettle for donations.
Salvation Army Toy Shop Comes Thru Big For Eagan Single DadThe Salvation Army Toy Shop is the biggest toy shelf in the Twin Cities. And this week, WCCO wants to show you why it is so important to more than 20,000 families. At the Toy Shop set up at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, William Paul is filling up his bag.
Limited Number Of Cities 97 Sampler CDs Still AvailableMusic lovers bundled up and headed to stores early this morning to get a copy of the Cities 97 Sampler, volume 26. One of the reasons some of the fans get up so early is because there are only 35,000 copies available.
New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In MinneapolisIt's a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The "Give Real Change" campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.
An Arm Wrestling League ... For Women?Arm wrestling isn't just happening around the playground anymore – now there's the Minnesota Arm Wrestling League For Ladies.
Extreme Couponer Spends $38, Gets $3,000 Worth & Donates It All To CharityClients at the Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis got a welcome surprise on Thursday. A University of Minnesota student delivered goodie bags filled with all kinds of necessities.
Cities 97 Sampler On Shelves ThursdayThe Cities 97 Sampler Volume 24 goes on sale on Thursday, and tonight, WCCO was invited to the release party at First Avenue.
St. Paul Holds Star-Studded Starkey Foundation GalaThe Twin Cities are getting the Hollywood treatment Saturday night as the red carpet is rolled out for some big-name celebrities. It’s all part of the Starkey Hearing Foundation's annual awards gala at St. Paul's RiverCentre. It raises money to help give hearing aids to people in underdeveloped countries.