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Bikers Mount Up To Out-Ride Breast Cancer

A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.

08/24/2013

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Could You Run A 25-Yard Dash In Heels?

Dozens of women and men will lace up their shoes and do a 25-yard dash to raise thousands of dollars for charity. OK, so running a 25-yard dash sounds like no big deal, right? It’s a little harder to do when you’re wearing high heels.

08/14/2013

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St. Paul Hosts Annual Starkey Gala

St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for an annual event that brings the biggest names in Hollywood to town.

07/28/2013

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An Interview With Viking Chad Greenway

Chad Greenway came from the University of Iowa hoping to make an impact, but suffered a knee injury. He has since recovered, and eventually became a foundational part of the Vikings organization. He is now a leader and he wants to go out as a man who helped his boyhood team reach new heights. Greenway also has a deep passion for the giving back. Watch the video above to see Mike Max’s interview with this charitable linebacker.

07/07/2013

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Vikings’ Allen Teams Up With PBR To Help Wounded Soldiers

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is teaming up with the Professional Bull Riders to further his Homes for Wounded Warriors project. Allen established the charity in 2009 to provide handicapped-accessible homes and remodels for wounded soldiers. Allen has also owned three bulls in the PBR tour since last year, and he will unite his two passions starting in August at a Built Ford Tough series event in Oklahoma.

06/28/2013

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A Selfless Teen’s Gift Gives 2-Year-Old Hope

The help of a stranger is bringing a 2-year-old girl with cerebral palsy closer to one day walking. That stranger is 17-year-old named Allie Kanyetzny, a high school girl with a very big heart.

05/08/2013

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Eagle Scout, ‘Cycles For Change’ Team Up To Give Away Bikes

One local Eagle Scout’s service project is really taking flight and making a difference in his community.

04/27/2013

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Local Company Calling For Donations During Food Share Month

March is Minnesota Food Share month, and one local group has taken to turning the act of collecting food donations into an art form … literally.

03/19/2013

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Best Stores With A Cause In Minnesota

Check out this list of stores with a cause before heading out on your next errand run, and you too can make a difference with your dollars.

03/19/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Share Our Strength Cakewalk

All the city’s top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk — a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.

03/09/2013

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Motorcycle Group Has Raised $130,000+ For Amber Alerts

Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.

02/28/2013

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Local Restaurants Donate 1 Meal For Every Meal Bought

A new Twin Cities charity has a powerful idea that will allow you to feed the hungry both locally and around the world, and all you have to do is have dinner.

02/19/2013

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Copeland To Receive 2nd Highest Civilian Honor From Obama

In the last 30 years, Mary Jo Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the Twin Cities. You may not know who she is, but President Obama does.

02/09/2013

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Jonas Brothers Surprise MN Teens, Headline Volunteer Project

A large scale charity effort and concert series that’s taken Canada by storm is coming to Minnesota, as brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger bring We Day to the state.

02/06/2013

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