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Now more than ever, schools across Minnesota are relying on volunteers to help them out.
New services are bringing relief to farm families hit by heavy rains that caused extensive damage across southern Minnesota last September.
The Disaster Recovery Center set up at Farview Park served 2,500 people in first two days that it was open on Wednesday and Thursday.
So much of what victims lost in the tornado can never be replaced. But at the Minneapolis Convention Center Tuesday, about 1,000 residents got everything from a hot lunch to a new pair of glasses.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to authorize a better pension for the family of a state transportation worker who died after his backhoe was swept into the flooding Minnesota River last week.
Hundreds of volunteers spent Saturday morning in Hastings filling sandbags to protect homes near the Mississippi River, which hit flood stage Friday night.
Minnesota is getting another $7 million in federal aid to help low-income customers pay their heating bills.
Requests for heating aid are on a record pace for central Minnesota.
Michael J. Fox has a foundation that fights Parkinson’s disease. Lance Armstrong fights cancer. Celebrities and charities have been working together for more than eighty years in the United States. But do celebrities cause us to donate more to charity?