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Boy’s Lemonade Stand Pulls In Plenty For Local Charity

A lemonade stand in one Twin Cities suburb brought in hundreds of dollars. And the boy who runs it plans to give all the money away. Six-year-old Parker Borden set up his booth and thermos of lemonade at his parent’s garage sale.

08/22/2015

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Local Charity Helps Raise Funds To Keep Vandalized Furniture Store Open

A small town furniture store that was vandalized will stay open thanks to the help of strangers. “I usually don’t cry, but when I see all the help we’ve been getting it gets me very emotional,” The Furniture Clinic owner Rick Elkins said.

07/23/2015

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‘Appetite For Change’ Hosts Fundraiser For Youth Training Program

A Minneapolis no-profit is using food to make social changes in our community. It’s called “Appetite for Change.”

07/17/2015

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.

07/15/2015

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Basilica Block Party Still Rocking After 20 Years

It started in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of the Basilica of Saint Mary. And while some money still goes towards that, the Basilica Block Party has become so much more.

07/11/2015

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Clinton’s Visit Prompts Response From Republican Party Of Minnesota

The front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday. Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

06/22/2015

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Goliath Challenge Returns For 4th Year

What do you get when you combine family-friendly fun, healthy challenges and fundraising for a great cause? Well, the Goliath Challenge of course.

05/26/2015

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Hoarding Project Family Fundraiser

On WCCO Sunday Morning for April 19, 2015, Esme Murphy sat down to talk about hoarding with psychologist Janet Yeats. She is a co-founder of the Hoarding Project, which seeks to help raise awareness about hoarding and provide support for those who need it.

04/19/2015

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Friends Organize Benefit For Mom Who Had Stroke After Giving Birth

What was supposed to be one of the happiest times in a mother’s life turned into a struggle for survival. On February 23, Leia Arntson-Bacig gave birth to her daughter Ripley. Eight days later, Leia suffered a stroke and had severe bleeding in her brain. She was put in a medically-induced coma.

04/14/2015

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Guthrie Theater To Bid Farewell To Dowling With June 6 Gala

The Guthrie Theater will say goodbye to longtime leader Joe Dowling with a gala tribute on June 6. “All the World’s a Stage” will celebrate Dowling’s 20 years at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Minneapolis theater.

04/08/2015

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Fundraiser Held For 4-Year-Old Girl Killed In Fire

The death of a 4-year-old girl in a St. Paul house fire last weekend brought neighbors and friends of the family out Sunday night for a fundraiser.

02/15/2015

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St. Paul Church Closer To Rebuilding After Fundraiser

The administration wing of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church burned on Dec. 12, 2014, and church board member Tom Schroeder was overwhelmed by the number people who showed up for Saturday’s event.

01/18/2015

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Chipotle Holding Toys For Tots Fundraiser

Every Chipotle restaurant in Minnesota on Tuesday will be donating 50 percent of proceeds to Toys for Tots. The Toys for Tots program is run by the United States Marine Corps, and it gives toys to kids whose families can’t afford them.

12/16/2014

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Minn. Democrats Hope A Visit From Clinton Will Help Poll Numbers

Upbeat music played while Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an upbeat message to a crowd of 2,000 at St. Paul’s Macalester College Thursday. “I’m still feeling that grandmother glow,” Clinton said. The new grandma touted Minnesota’s economic recovery as a model for all states.

10/23/2014

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Football Team, Community Backs Jordan Brothers And Ill Mother

Two brothers in Jordan are learning that the word “team” extends well beyond their fellow football players. Kenny and Ben Alexander’s mom, Sherry, had a stroke this past weekend and remains hospitalized. She is a single parent, raising both boys on her own.

10/09/2014

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HCMC Doctors Take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

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.”

08/16/2014

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New State Fair Foods Unveiled At Fundraiser

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.

08/13/2014

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Jack Jablonski Walks In Spinal Cord Injury Fundraiser

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.”

07/19/2014

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Fundraiser Held For ‘Miracle Baby’ Who Fell 11 Stories

The community plans to rally around a Minneapolis toddler whose survival has been nothing short of a “miracle.”

06/12/2014

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Obama To Attend Mpls. Fundraiser In June

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.

05/02/2014

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St. Anthony Crowd Breaks High-5 Record For Boy With Cancer

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.

04/17/2014

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Bird Island Community ‘Jams The Gym’ To Raise Money For Sick Children

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.

03/29/2014

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Lake Calhoun Polar Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics Minnesota

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.

03/01/2014

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Biden Touts Health Care Coverage In Minn. Visit

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.

02/19/2014

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VP Biden Headed To Minn. For Democratic Fundraiser

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.

02/05/2014

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