Summer is supposed to be a fun, carefree time of year, but it doesn’t always turn out that way. Maintaining your schedule, maintaining your kids’ schedules, and even planning a family vacation can be stressful.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don’t really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet. A new program at Helping Paws, in Hopkins, is trying a unique way to help. They’re using specially trained dogs to help local vets get through day to day life and heal their emotional scars.
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.
A new floating piece of art is tapping in to how the city is feeling. MIMMI is being called the emotional gateway to Minneapolis, and this weekend it will be the center piece of one of the city’s most unique festivals: the Secret City.
The road to We Day Minnesota takes us to Northdale Middle School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. A student run group there is earning their way to We Day by serving people in Haiti, and in their own school. We Day is a star-studded one day event coming to Minnesota Oct. 8. About 18,000 Minnesota students will pack the Xcel Center in St. Paul to celebrate service to others.
There will be a good, deep cleaning along the Mississippi River Wednesday as volunteers head out by riverboat to pick up trash and debris in St. Paul. But there’s a fun twist to all that dirty work. At least some if not most of the trash collected will end up at the Minnesota State Fair in August.
Locally made art will be popping up all over Maple Grove this summer, and there’s a way for you to get involved. The art installations will be featured in windows all over the city, and the opening reception for the interactive installation will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
A former Navy Seal is teaching Minnesotans the art of self-defense. He’s using his elite training and war time experience to help make sure your family can protect itself. Larry Yatch, who runs the Sealed Mindset studios in New Hope, was in the Navy Seals for 10 years.
While many high school seniors will be spending their last days of school taking it easy, seniors at Minnetonka High School have a different plan. The entire senior class will be spending their final hours of high school helping others. The students camped out in the rain for a chance to volunteer.
The Twin Cities have been cited as one of the top areas in the country for gay acceptance and visibility for many years now, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the metro area’s current film festival devoted entirely to the LGBT community kicked off.
“Lions and leopards and buffalo, OH MY!” That’s what you might hear people saying as they walk into Lowry Avenue Barbers. OK, the odds are that no one would actually say that, but they would still be surprised by what they see.
As Minnesotans begin the summer camping season this Memorial Day weekend, one metro family is making sure we’re as prepared as we can be. Kelly and Ryan Cunningham have started a new blog called “Beyond The Tent.”
Often bullying stems from a lack of understanding of others. Whether it’s sexuality, race or even economic status, some find it easier to pick on others’ differences. Students at Wellstone International High School say bullying is almost a daily occurrence there.
We’ve finally hit that time of year when dogs and their owners can’t wait out of the house. But with more dogs out and about in the metro – the threat of being bitten is going up. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 800,000 people require medical attention for dog bites each year in the U.S. Children are the most common victims.
Students at Minnetonka High School are earning their way to the star-studded We Day Minnesota event coming up this October, and they’re doing it one sandwich at a time.