The Twins’ ballpark was busy this morning — hours before their afternoon game. It was the “finish line” for Fifteen’s 5k, hosted by Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha. Perkins wears jersey No. 15. The race started at the Metrodome and ended 3.2 miles later at home plate at Target Field, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
A Twin Cities non-profit, Keys for Kids, is helping young hospital patients have some fun. Keys for Kids has started the Ellen Project, where kids get to paint donated pianos, and sometimes those pianos are used to deliver live music right to the bedside.
Hockey greats are gathering Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to help raise money for the 2013 Bel13ve In Miracles Gala. Funds will go to spinal cord patients who can benefit from the same expensive therapy that has helped Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player who was hit during a game in December 2011 and became paralyzed.
The River Falls community is rallying behind Jessica Schaffhausen, who lost her three daughters, last year. Jessica’s turning the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia into a positive, trying to build a playground as a memorial.
Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.
There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.
More than 2,000 people turned out Monday night to support the family of a young woman who’s been missing for more than a month. Mandy Matula, 24, disappeared May 1. Her boyfriend, David Roe, killed himself after Eden Prairie Police called him in for questioning. A quick glance and it seemed like a festive occasion at Prairie Pub in Eden Prairie, where Mandy worked and was last seen.
The family of a missing Eden Prairie woman is holding a fundraiser Monday to help fund ongoing search efforts. Mandy Matula disappeared more than a month ago. Her family said she was last seen with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, David Roe.
Thousands came together at the Mall of America Saturday to raise money for an organization that helps families dealing with autism.
It was planned to be a huge fundraiser for a central Minnesota Boy Scout camp. But Washington’s budget cuts have grounded a popular and profitable air show.
WINGs stands for Women Investing in the Next Generation, and the group helps women establish financial stability to overcome poverty.
All the city’s top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk — a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.
In January, long-time coach Nancy Stafne of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.
A memorial now stands where a gunman opened fire on random vehicles in Oakdale this week.
A Twin Cities group called Young Professionals Finding a Cure are hoping to better fight cancer. And they’re holding a masquerade ball next week.