Excellent Educator: Henry Sibley High School's Steve LufkinSometimes the greatest challenges can teach us the greatest life lessons. This week's Excellent Educator is living that right now. Steve Lufkin has been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. It's a terminal disease that affects nerve cells and muscles.
Minnesota Man With ALS Hopes Stem Cells Save His LifeA Minnesota man living with Lou Gehrig's Disease is hoping a unique treatment can help him defy the odds.
Former Deputy Committed In Slaying Of Wife, Sister-In-LawA judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.
Ex-Wisconsin Deputy With ALS Not Guilty In KillingsA jury on Thursday found a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law.
Beyond The Bucket: What The Ice Bucket Challenge Did To Help ALS The videos went viral. Hollywood actors, singers and TV anchors took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research.
Sibley High Rallies Around Teacher With ALSA teacher's impact on a student can last well beyond the classroom. Students at Henry Sibley High School are getting one of those lessons this week during GOFA Week. GOFA stands for "Give Once For All," and students hold various events to raise money.
Minnesota Vikings Hope To Get Rudolph Back On SundayThe Minnesota Vikings are hopeful tight end Kyle Rudolph will be able to return after missing five games. He had sports hernia surgery following the team's Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints and targeted the Week 11 matchup with the Chicago Bears as his return date. In other news, former Viking Orlando Thomas lost his battle with ALS Sunday and the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL to get Adrian Peterson reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list.
St. Thomas ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeHundreds are expected to dump freezing water over their heads at the University of St. Thomas Thursday afternoon in a mass ice bucket challenge. The challenges that are intended to benefit ALS research have been all the rage for the last month, but organizers at St. Thomas say they have a special reason to submit to the trend.
Fmr. Sheriff's Deputy Arrested In Connection With Fitchburg Double HomicideA former sheriff's deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele's home on Friday.
Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeGov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday's opening day of the fair.
Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday's opening day of the fair.
HCMC Doctors Take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’It's a fundraiser that's gone viral! The doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center got an icy-cold bath Saturday, and all for a cause close to their hearts. Doctors from the hospital's ALS Center of Excellence accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge."