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Minn. Wild Players Moonlight As Waiters For Good Cause

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.

12/09/2013

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Walk For St. Jude Children’s Hospital Warms Target Field

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.

11/23/2013

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Fundraiser Sells Cupcakes To Help A Puppy Mill Pooch

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.

11/16/2013

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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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Fundraiser Set For Army Recruiter Who Was Hit, Dragged By Jeep

The Army recruiter who was hit by a Jeep and carried underneath the vehicle for nearly a mile remains hospitalized, and his coworker hopes a fundraiser will help offset the financial challenges his family is facing.

10/16/2013

Caribou Coffe Cancer Story

Anonymous Donor Sets Caribou Breast Cancer Fundraising Record

A birthday gift for a grandmother is stirring quite the buzz at one downtown Minneapolis coffee shop. A regular customer walked into a Caribou in downtown Minneapolis two weeks ago, and it became a moment Angela Sanders will never forget.

10/15/2013

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Hundreds Make Strides Against Breast Cancer In Mpls.

On a cloudy Saturday, women, men and children walked around Lake Nokomis to raise money and awareness of breast cancer as part of the Making Strides event. Many of the participants walking are survivors of the disease.

10/12/2013

We Day Queen Noor Of Jordan

Queen Noor Empowers Youth At We Day

Some 18,000 were mesmerized by the music at the first ever We Day at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. But they were also transfixed by the message from a 62-year-old American who became the Queen of Jordan.

10/08/2013

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Breck Teen Overcomes Anorexia, Now Leading A Fundraising Walk

At the Mall of America this Sunday, hundreds will take part in a walk to raise money and awareness for the National Eating Disorders Association or NEDA. One of those walking will be 14-year-old Addie Gleekel who, for the past four years, has battled anorexia. Addie is still recovering from the illness, but wanted to share her story to help other teens and families.

09/12/2013

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Fifteen’s 5K Started At The Dome, Ended At Target Field

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.

08/18/2013

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Ellen Project Brings Uplifting Tunes To Hospitalized Children

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.

08/08/2013

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Jabby Gala Funds Help & Hope For Others Just Like Him

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.

07/25/2013

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River Falls Raises $48K For Schaffhausen Girls’ Memorial Playground

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.

07/20/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

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.

06/28/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: Brock Wood KO’d Cancer, Now Kayaking The Mississippi

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.

06/12/2013

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Thousands Attend Fundraiser For Missing Woman

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.

06/03/2013

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Family Hosting Fundraiser Monday To Raise Money In Matula Search

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.

06/03/2013

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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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Federal Cuts Ground St. Cloud Air Show

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.

04/04/2013

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WINGs’ Flight Of Fashion Helps Women Beat Poverty

WINGs stands for Women Investing in the Next Generation, and the group helps women establish financial stability to overcome poverty.

03/30/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Share Our Strength Cakewalk

All the city’s top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk — a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.

03/09/2013

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Figure Skaters Rally Behind Beloved Coach In Fight Vs. Cancer

In January, long-time coach Nancy Stafne of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.

03/08/2013

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Daycare Friends Mourning Loss Of 9-Year-Old Devin Aryal

A memorial now stands where a gunman opened fire on random vehicles in Oakdale this week.

02/15/2013

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Young Professionals Battle Cancer With A Ball

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.

01/19/2013

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Kevin Love, Fitzgerald Raise $86K For Breast Cancer Prevention

Two pro athletes with Minnesota ties had teamed up to show their support for breast cancer awareness, and they’re showing off the results of their efforts.

12/15/2012

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