A new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.
The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.
Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to get back into a workout routine. And you don’t have to lug a bunch of exercise equipment around with you. WCCO Mid-Morning’s Kylie Bearse talked with health and fitness expert Ali Holman.
A memorial playground for three sisters killed by their father in western Wisconsin has reached its fundraising goal, thanks to the sale of their former home.
Fridley Police are trying to figure out who started a fire at a playground. Crews were called on 3 p.m. Saturday to Hayes Elementary School, playground was fully engulfed in flames.
Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.
A North St. Paul couple is dealing with the sudden death of their daughter by giving back to the community. About 150 volunteers helped Tony and Sarah Zahradka build a playground in memory of their 18-month-old daughter, Janie, who died last fall. Doctors weren’t able to say exactly what caused her death.
He may just be 10 years old, but he’s already doing big things to help others. Dominic Ballou, a fourth grader in St. Joseph, Minn., says his friends don’t have a safe place to play in their housing community.
Officials in southern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in figuring out why three homemade explosive devices — one of which was found inside a stuffed animal — were discovered on an elementary school playground this week.
Minneapolis Police are investigating the alleged sexual assaults of two 10-year-old girls, which took place Wednesday morning on the playground at Anderson Elementary School. Joleana Williams, a parent of one of the alleged victims, says the assaults started as a game of chase between two 10-year-girls and three of their male classmates. “It turned into the boys aggressively chasing them. My daughter fell and one of the boys got on top of her,” Williams said.
One Twin Cities community is rallying around a local family to help them cope with the death of their child. Tony and Sarah Zahradka lost their 18-month-old daughter, Janie, two months ago. Her passing is called Sudden Unexplained Death in a Child, or SUDC, which is 54-times rarer than SIDS. Sometimes loss is so painful that moving on seems impossible. “She was just kind of taken for no reason. It’s kind of hard to deal with,” Tony said.
Students at one Minneapolis school won’t get to use their playground when they head back to class on Tuesday. A fire destroyed the playground equipment at Hmong International Academy near Jordan Park.
The Vikings traded in cleats for work boots today as players and staff took part in their annual playground building project.
Playgrounds are not just for parks. Turn your backyard into a fun play area.
Local fire departments say they’ve responded to what appears to be two playground arson fires over the weekend.
Yet another Twin Cities playground has gone up in smoke.
Raising a big amount of money hasn’t come easy for one Woodbury mom who’s trying to do something special in honor of the daughter she lost.
Where most people see just a pile of dirt, two brothers saw potential. They have turned a gravel pit in Hastings into the ultimate play area.
A playground like no other in the Twin Cities will soon be built in Woodbury if the group behind it raises enough money.
Coon Rapids Police are looking for a person who set a playground on fire.
Police say a medical issue may have caused a woman to lose control of her car, sending it over a wall and onto a day care playground in Duluth.