It’s a fundraiser that’s gone viral! The doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center got an icy-cold bath Saturday, and all for a cause close to their hearts. Doctors from the hospital’s ALS Center of Excellence accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
Can’t wait to eat your favorite Minnesota State Fair foods? Well, you have an opportunity to indulge one week before the kickoff of the Great Minnesota Get-Together — all while helping to improve and preserve the fairgrounds! The “Taste of the Fair” is a pre-party and fundraiser for the nonprofit Minnesota State Fair Foundation.
Jack Jablonski, the high school hockey player who was injured during a game three years ago, has made remarkable progress since the paralyzing hit on the ice. Saturday, he joined 15 other patients with spinal cord injuries at Courage Kenny for the “Walk to Victory over Paralysis.”
The community plans to rally around a Minneapolis toddler whose survival has been nothing short of a “miracle.”
President Obama will be in Minneapolis next month to raise money for House Democrats. This will be one of more than 20 fundraisers Obama has committed to hold for Democrats ahead of the November elections.
Today, you can help a young boy battling a life-threatening disease. And all it takes is a high five. There’s an organized local movement to make a world record attempt to get the most high-fives in one minute.
The community of Bird Island celebrated a teenager who was taken too soon Saturday night. Tim Orth learned he had a brain tumor at age 16. A little more than a year later, he died.
If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.
Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.
Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota for a fundraiser for the national Democratic Party. Biden is due at a Democratic National Committee event in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, a DNC official said Wednesday. The White House also confirmed that Biden would be in Minnesota that day. The fundraising trip was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An invitation obtained by the newspaper seeks contributions of up to $32,400. The fundraiser is being held at the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons.
Friends and teammates of murder victim Mandy Matula gathered Sunday in an effort to raise awareness for domestic violence. Matula disappeared in May after leaving her house with her ex-boyfriend, David Roe, in Eden Prairie. Roe killed himself before police could question him.
Minnesota Wild players are taking off their helmets and taking orders. On Monday evening, they became celebrity waiters at the “Wild About Children” fundraiser. St. Paul’s Union Depot was transformed in to a fancy restaurant for the event, which benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Skater-turned-waiter Mikko Koivu says his serving skills trump those of his teammates.
Single-digit temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of families from taking a step towards helping children with deadly diseases. The annual “St. Jude Give. Thanks” walk raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Participants bundled up and strolled around Target Field Saturday morning. Seventy-five other cities around the nation also held similar events.
Man’s best friend was the man of the hour Saturday afternoon at a fundraiser in south Minneapolis. Underdog Rescue and Sweet Retreat Bakery on 50th Street and France Avenue hosted the event for a dog named Turtle, a puppy-mill survivor. Turtle has been going through treatments for pneumonia, and his vet bills have reached more than $10,000. Shannon McKenzie, director of Underdog Rescue, says every $1 cupcake sold at the fundraiser will help offset some of those expenses.
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.