Kindergartner, First-Grader Raise $1,300 To Fight HomelessnessWhen a little girl from Bloomington started asking questions about the people on the streets holding signs, her mom explained they were homeless. That inspired Tiki to do something to help.
Family Of 8 Slain In Houston, Tx. Seek Help For Burial CostsThere's now a call for help from the family of the eight people shot and killed in Texas. They're asking for funds to fly the bodies to Minnesota.
Family, Friends Remember St. Paul Man Who Died After Alleged TaseringFriends and family are remembering a St. Paul man who died after an altercation with police. The medical examiner said Sinth Khottavongsa, 57, died just two days after police used a Taser on him.
Historic Minneapolis Diner Reaches Crowdfunding GoalA historic Minneapolis diner on the verge of closing now has the money it needs to stay open thanks to help from the public. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reported the Band Box Diner was running on its last grill burner and it needed to be replaced. If it went out, so would the business.
Family Who Lost Home To Mudslide Finally Able To RebuildThe historic June floods left a permanent mark on a well-known high school basketball coach and his family. The record rainfall sent a mudslide cascading into the Carlson’s Le Sueur, Minn. home, making it unlivable.
Good Question: What Is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is used for weddings, funerals and medical care, even college tuition. Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 are the latest group to turn to crowd-funding to help solve the mystery. They launched a crowd-funding campaign in hopes of raising $5 million as a reward for a whistle-blower for information on the missing plane, and to start their own investigation.