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St. Paul Reaches $1M Settlement In Fatal Lilydale Park Landslide

The families of two children who were killed — and one child who was injured — after a landslide in Lilydale Regional Park last May could receive $1 million from the city of St. Paul, according to a settlement released Thursday.

03/06/2014

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Folks Have Fun On Too-Cold-For-School Day

Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.

01/06/2014

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Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2M

While many Minnesotan’s are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don’t even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.

11/08/2013

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Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For Impact

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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Overnight Housefire Displaces 4 Families

A housefire overnight left at least four families displaced. It happened on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. Officials said that the home was occupied at the time, but all of the residents made it out OK.

10/05/2013

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Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme Disease

Cabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It’s torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.

08/19/2013

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2 Families Rescued By Boat, 3 Roads Washed Out In S. Metro

Two Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.

07/13/2013

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Donations Being Accepted For Peter Hobart Silent Auction

In the wake of the gravel slide incident that rocked Peter Hobart Elementary School, many Minnesotans are looking for a way to help the students and their families, including parents of classmates. One of those parents also happens to own a cheesecake shop, with plenty of room for donations.

05/26/2013

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Thousands Raise Funds, Walk For Autism At MOA

Thousands came together at the Mall of America Saturday to raise money for an organization that helps families dealing with autism.

04/20/2013

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Rogers Named Best Place To Raise Kids

A small town in Hennepin County has been named the best place to raise kids in the state.

02/05/2013

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Early Morning Plymouth Apt. Fire Displaces Dozens

A fire in the west metro forced an apartment full of people out into the cold.

12/26/2012

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Homelessness For Families In Hennepin Co. ‘Close To Crisis’

On any given day, four new families in Hennepin County need a roof over their heads – that’s double from 2006.

11/29/2012

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6 Families Displaced In Eagan Apt. Fire

Six families have been displaced in an Eagan apartment Fire Thursday morning.

11/22/2012

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A Salute To Service Members & Families

Join WCCO Radio as we salute service members and their famlies this Memorial Day.

05/25/2012

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MN Matches Nat’l Trend Toward More Open Adoptions

It used to be that there was a lot of secrecy when adoptions took place, but not anymore.

03/21/2012

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