Fundraising Reports Set Tone For Battle Over LegislatureThe quest for cash is on in Minnesota's 2016 elections. New campaign finance reports released Tuesday show political groups and candidates have already socked away millions of dollars for the fight for control of the Legislature.
St. Paul School Raises Money For Student's Mother In Need Of Kidney TransplantA St. Paul charter school is raising money for a life-saving kidney transplant for the mother of one of their students. Doctors told Socorro Neri-Vergara she will die without a transplant. However, Neri-Vergara is an undocumented immigrant and was denied being placed on a transplant list. The insurance she qualifies for with her status doesn't cover transplants.
Ovarian Cancer Walk Draws 3,500 PeopleMore than 3,500 people took part in one of Minnesota's biggest races Saturday.
Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential YearThe Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race.
Twin Cities Unisex Skirt Kickstarter Reaches Funding GoalTwin Cities company Skirtcraft surpassed its fundraising goal and will soon launch their brand of unisex skirts. Skirtcraft manufactures modern, rugged unisex skirts with large pockets, something the founder says many women's skirts are missing.
More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For TuitionWith the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway's Funeral FundBarway Collins' family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old's body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.
Minnesotan To Meet: Fundraiser Blythe BrendenBlythe Brenden represents the third generation of a family known for giving, and it's her tireless work for the community that makes Brenden this week's Minnesotan to Meet.
Salvation Army Falls $300,000 Short Of 2014 Holiday GoalFor just the second time in more than 10 years, the Salvation Army in the Twin Cities fell short of its fundraising goal during the 2014 holiday season.
Girl Goes Online To Save Grandparents' Anniversary PuppyA 13-year-old girl is asking for help to save the puppy that was a gift from her grandfather to her grandmother on their wedding anniversary. When Jayda Sauter's grandparents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, their gift to each other was something special.
Franken More Flush Than McFadden For Final Month With less than a month before Election Day, Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden has less than $1 million banked to oust Sen. Al Franken. McFadden's campaign says he raised more than $2 million in the three-month period ending in September. The total announced Tuesday is his largest during a fundraising quarter.
Dayton Holds 2-to-1 Cash Edge Over GOP's Johnson Gov. Mark Dayton has a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican challenger Jeff Johnson heading into Election Day. Johnson raised more money than Dayton in the two-month period ending Sept. 16.