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Making A Difference

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Making A Difference: Connecting Youth With Special Needs

Many of us take things like making friends or living independently for granted. When one Twin Cities mom felt her daughter wouldn’t have the same opportunities as others, she did something about it.

03/01/2012

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Making A Difference: Giving Everything For Grandkids

It’s not unusual for grandparents to be active in their grandchildren’s lives.

02/02/2012

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Nominate Someone Making A Difference

There are so many good people in our community doing great things, so we’re starting a new project here at WCCO where you can recognize people who are doing good for others and Making a Difference.

01/20/2012

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Making A Difference: ‘Overachiever’ Helps Kids Affected By Cancer

Nearly 12 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with cancer. The ugly disease has been the call to action for a junior at the University of Minnesota.

01/19/2012

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Making A Difference By Helping People Fill Their Homes

Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to Ron Johnson who volunteers his time at a non-profit that helps people transition out of poverty and homelessness.

05/12/2011

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Making A Difference By Helping Seniors Rock Out

A few years ago, local choreographer Matthew Michael Ferrell fell in love with the documentary Young at Heart. The film follows a group of New England seniors who sing rock music. Ferrell saw it 10 times.

04/07/2011

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Making A Difference: Helping Homeless Pets Find Good Homes

In 2000, when Ashley Van Oert was 12, she lost her dog Coco. She was crushed, but her Mom told her to start something positive in her dog’s memory.

03/10/2011

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Knitter Makes A Difference By Creating ‘Warm Hats’

People all over the country were stunned when Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot. A woman from Minnetonka was no different.

02/24/2011

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Maple Grove Woman Opens Home, ‘Makes A Difference’

The woman who nominated Jane Lundquist told us about Lundquist’s Maple Grove home.

02/10/2011

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Librarian ‘Making A Difference’ With Second Chances

Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to a librarian. Not just any librarian — Marilyn Mauritz believes in second chances even if you goofed up and lost a book.

01/27/2011

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Women ‘Making A Difference’ With Every Monday Matters

Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference winners are Suzanne Rode and Lisa Rambo who started Every Monday Matters.

01/13/2011

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Pierz Math Teacher Honored For Making A Difference

Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s winner is Kurt Stumpf, a teacher in Pierz, Minn., which is two hours north of the Twin Cities.

12/09/2010

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Couple ‘Makes A Difference’ Helping Disaster Victims

What do you call a couple who travels across the country over and over again to help disaster victims? Good Samaritans? Saints? No, just call them Myron and Thelma Nash.

11/25/2010

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Multi-Volunteer Wins For Making A Difference

Once a month, she cooks up and serves meals at the Dorothy Day Center. Every pledge drive, she answers phones at Twin Cities Public Television.

10/28/2010

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83-Year-Old Uses Knitting To ‘Make A Difference’

An 83-year-old great-grandma is using knitting to spreading her love to babies all over Minnesota.

10/14/2010

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