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Arson Suspected In Plymouth Creek Playground Fire; $200K Loss Estimated

Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.

08/15/2014

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Volunteers Help Grieving Couple Build Memorial Playground

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.

06/28/2014

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This 10-Year-Old Is Going Door-To-Door For A Safer Playground

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.

05/15/2014

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Cops: Small Explosive Devices Found On School Playground

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.

03/28/2014

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Mpls. Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault Of 2 Preteens

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.

03/07/2014

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Grieving Parents Seek To Memorialize Daughter With Playground

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.

11/30/2013

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Fire Destroys Playground At Hmong International Academy

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.

09/02/2013

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Another Year, Another Playground Built By Vikings

The Vikings traded in cleats for work boots today as players and staff took part in their annual playground building project.

05/30/2013

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Play With the Kids By Building A Playground In Minnesota

Playgrounds are not just for parks. Turn your backyard into a fun play area.

04/18/2012

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Officials: 2 Playground Arson Fires In 2 Days

Local fire departments say they’ve responded to what appears to be two playground arson fires over the weekend.

02/21/2012

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Police: Fire Melts Elementary School Playground

Yet another Twin Cities playground has gone up in smoke.

02/19/2012

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Mom Hopes To Build Playground In Daughter’s Memory

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.

02/08/2012

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Really Big Kids Get To Play In Extreme Sandbox

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.

12/05/2011

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Special Playground Planned For Kids With Disabilies

A playground like no other in the Twin Cities will soon be built in Woodbury if the group behind it raises enough money.

09/22/2011

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Coon Rapids School Playground Set On Fire

Coon Rapids Police are looking for a person who set a playground on fire.

09/01/2011

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