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Man Gets Life For Posing As Aide, Having Sex With Vulnerable Adult

A 43-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for criminal sexual conduct involving a vulnerable adult.

11/07/2014

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Nonprofit Offers Post-H.S. Option For Special Needs Athletes

There are many opportunities for students with special needs to play sports in Minnesota. But after they graduate and leave their high school teams, then what?

10/27/2014

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Man Convicted For Posing As Aide, Having Sex With Vulnerable Adult

A 43-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted Thursday in Hennepin County Court for criminal sexual conduct involving a vulnerable adult, and a jury will push for him to serve life in prison. Corey Gordon had been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the case for posing as a personal care attendant in order to have sex with the victim.

09/19/2014

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Hit And Run Victim Now Has A Place To Call Home

A South St. Paul man who was nearly killed by a hit and run driver now has a new place to call home. Zach Mohs, 28, did the official ribbon cutting on his new home on 12th Avenue North Saturday.

03/29/2014

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Man, 88, Dies After Being Pulled From Indoor Pool

An 88-year-old man died Thursday after being pulled from an indoor pool in Golden Valley, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says.

12/12/2013

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11-!4-13 Eric LeGrand On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Paralyzed in 2010 after making a tackle for Rutgers, Eric LeGrand is taking his message of hope and inspiration around the country, including here in Minnesota!

11/14/2013

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Mpls. Man Takes ‘Murderball’ Skills To London Paralympics

Chuck Aoki has used a wheelchair for most of his life due to a genetic condition. “I don’t feel anything below my elbows and below my knees, and I’ve had that since birth. So that causes me to break my leg without knowing it,” Aoki said. Aoki found a quad rugby team through the Courage Center, and has been playing ever since.

06/29/2013

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Man Accused Of Posing As Aide, Having Sex With Vulnerable Woman

A 42-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of posing as a vulnerable woman’s aide and repeatedly having sex with her, the Hennepin County Attorney’s office announced Friday. Corey Gordon was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to the County Attorney, Mike Freeman, Gordon defendant has been required to register as a predatory offender for several years.

06/14/2013

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Top Wheelchair Basketball Players Compete In Lakeville

Nine wheelchair basketball teams from across the Midwest were in Lakeville Saturday to compete in the Junior Northern Conference Tournament.

03/23/2013

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Stroke Victim, 25, ‘Trying To Go Forward’

A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.

02/08/2013

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Jablonski Family Launches New Foundation

Jack Jablonski’s recovery has been full of miracles. Sunday marks one year since the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player suffered an injury on the ice that left him paralyzed.

12/29/2012

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‘Field Of Dreams’ Opens In Brooklyn Park

A new type of ball field is opening up the game to people of all abilities. It’s being nicknamed the “Field of Dreams.”

08/09/2012

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Jack Jablonski Showing ‘Unheard Of’ Progress

Let’s start with some good news about Jack Jablonski, the 16-year-old high school hockey player who was paralyzed during a game last winter.

07/26/2012

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Local Paralympic Athletes Share Their Stories On The Road To London

Local Paralympic athletes showed off their skills Tuesday night ahead of their trip to London for competition.

07/17/2012

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Health Care Ruling Gives Families A Sigh Of Relief

As controversial as the law has been — for those with severe disabilities or pre-existing conditions, or for young people who have been able to stay on their parents’ health care until age 26 — the law has already had a profound impact, and this ruling is a welcome one in some circles.

06/28/2012

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Cancer Survivor, Amputee Takes On MS 150 Ride

It’s a trek that would wear anybody out. The MS 150 ride goes from Duluth to the Twin Cities this weekend and one man racing is not only a double amputee and four-time cancer survivor, but he’s determined to raise money for those affected by multiple sclerosis.

06/07/2012

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HCMC Dr David Hilden Reacts To Jablonski Rehab News

News reports of progress in rehabilitation are encouraging, according to HCMC’s Dr David Hilden.

05/30/2012

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Man Charged In Cars For Courage Auto Robbery

Police have arrested and charged a suspect Wednesday for robbing a white Pontiac Grand Am right off a Brooklyn Center Cars for Courage lot.

04/05/2012

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Your weekend could be full of fashion shows, movies on a really big screen and skiing for a great cause. Natalie Kane has her ear to the street and found some cool events you can check out this weekend.

02/16/2012

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Teen Won’t Let Disability Interfere With Owning Business

Many teenagers venture into the working world with that first job of mowing lawns. A recent Shakopee High School graduate is growing his own lawn business in a new way and beyond anyone’s expectations.

09/20/2011

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Rolling Twins Win National Wheelchair Softball Tourney

It may be too early to decide the fate of one local Twins team but for another, the victory has been sealed.

08/22/2011

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Police Looking For Missing Vulnerable Adult In Mpls

Authorities are looking for a vulnerable adult who was dropped off by a bus in downtown Minneapolis Friday morning and has not been seen since, according to Golden Valley Police.

08/05/2011

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A.B.L.E. Helps MN Teen To His Feet

An estimated 1.2 million Americans have suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, according to the Steve and Dana Reeve Foundation. Beyond the statistics, however, the foundation is trying to get some of those people walking again. And a Minnesota teenager is determined to become one of them.

03/21/2011

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Military Veterans Learn How To Curl

Some military veterans got a chance to try a winter sport for the first time. As part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, members of the St. Paul Curling Club showed some veterans with disabilities how to curl.

01/30/2011

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 8/21/10

A jammed-packed show starts with a preview of the annual Minnesota tradition…the State Fair.  General Manager Jerry Hammer talks about what attractions, shows, and food to expect starting Thursday from the Fairgrounds in Saint Paul. […]

08/23/2010