n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.
The Salvation Army kicked off the giving season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign Saturday. Hundreds of bell ringers set up throughout the Twin Cities Saturday afternoon.
A favorite memory from childhood for many is riding a bike. But not every child has the chance to have that experience. So to make that happen, a local group has been collecting and giving away bikes for the past seven years.
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is professing embarrassment over his relatively low level of charitable giving last year and says he’ll remedy it this year. Dayton acknowledged personal disappointment Wednesday that his 2012 tax return released a day earlier showed $1,000 in charitable donations.
Yes, the Timberwolves are off to a great start, but even during their down years, there’s a season ticket holder who has stood by the team the whole way through. And Mitsuaki Ohno probably has the longest commute of anyone, traveling 6,000 miles from Tokyo every year, just to watch the Timberwolves.
This is 830-WCCO’s 11th year doing the annual Hunger Mission Radiothon to benefit the Union Gospel Mission.
For many, the fact that lawmakers continue to make a salary during the federal government shutdown – while so many federal workers do not — is frustrating.
Forum Communications Co. Chairman William Marcil has donated $1 million toward a new journalism education initiative at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Marcil is the fourth-generation family owner of the media company that owns The Forum and other newspapers, and radio and television stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
During Saturday’s Gopher football game, the family of Zach Sobiech gave the University of Minnesota a check for $568,000 on behalf of their son.
What a difference a day can make. On Monday, Vadnais Heights nonprofit TSE, which employs those who are developmentally disabled, was dealing with their trailer being stolen, and it was filled with lawnmowers and other important grooming equipment.
There are a lot of differences between Minneapolis Edison and The Blake School. The Blake School is a perennial power in tennis – and Minneapolis Edison is not.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was court side on Tuesday in Minneapolis, watching Monica Wright of the Lynx take on Connecticut. Durant calls Oklahoma City his “home” and said he drives through the city most affected by Monday’s massive tornado damage – Moore – all the time.
Clients 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.
If you are out and about shopping today, and you see one of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles, consider making a donation.