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Crews Respond To House Fire In Crystal

A kitchen fire spread through a house fire in Crystal early Saturday morning. Fire crews responded to a call just before 2 a.m. in the 5600 block of Maryland Avenue.

01/31/2015

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1 Hospitalized After Mpls. House Fire

A woman was hospitalized early Friday morning after a house fire in Minneapolis. According to officials, just before 3 a.m. firefighters responded to a call of a duplex fire in the 1600 block of Oliver Avenue North.

01/30/2015

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Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?

The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?

07/23/2014

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Good Question: What Age Is It OK To Start Babysitting?

Summer vacation means more free time for kids, and more parents looking for someone to watch their kids. Occasionally parents need a time-out for themselves, which is when a qualified babysitter can capitalize.

06/17/2014

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Fire Destroys Chaska Home

A family is picking up the pieces after their home caught fire early Saturday morning. The Chaska Fire Department received report of a fire just after midnight on the 2900 block of Hilltop Drive.

05/31/2014

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10 People Displaced After Apartment Fire In Fridley

The American Red Cross is assisting 10 people Sunday morning after a four-unit apartment fire in Fridley, Minn.

12/22/2013

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Red Cross: Sprinklers Flood Family Out Of Maplewood Apartment

A Maplewood family was in need of assistance Thursday night, according to the Red Cross, after sprinklers flooded their apartment.

06/06/2013

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How You Can Help The Victims Of The Okla. Tornado

Help victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma by donating $10 to the American Red Cross.

05/21/2013

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Red Cross Helping With Wisconsin, Minnesota Fires

Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are dealing with wildfires and the American Red Cross says it is helping out victims. Multiple wildfires are burning in northwestern Minnesota and the Red Cross is providing staff and supplies to two shelters in Wadena and Hubbard counties.

05/15/2013

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Red Cross Helping Two Families After Chaska Fire

The Red Cross said it’s helping two families Wednesday following a fire in Chaska, Minn.

04/24/2013

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Red Cross: 14 Affected In S. Mpls Duplex Fire

The Red Cross said it assisted two families Tuesday night after a duplex caught fire on the city’s south side.

04/16/2013

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Red Cross Helping 4 After Brooklyn Park House Fire

The Red Cross said it helped one adult and three children Saturday night following a house fire in Brooklyn Park.

04/06/2013

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Red Cross Helping 24 Affected By Prior Lake Fire

The Red Cross says it’s helping 20 adults and four children following a fire in Prior Lake Friday morning.

04/05/2013

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Fire Damages Apartments In New Brighton

A late night fire left some people out of a home in New Brighton. The fire started around 11 p.m. Thursday at an apartment complex on the 1200 block of 10th Avenue North.

03/22/2013

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WCCO & Partners Raise More Than $180,000 For Sandy Victims

Minnesotans opened up their checkbooks Thursday to help Superstorm Sandy victims on the East Coast.

11/08/2012

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WCCO, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor Team Up For Sandy Relief

WCCO-TV, CBS Radio and CBS Outdoor are banning together with the local Red Cross to raise money to support the victims of the storm.

11/07/2012

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Opinion: Sandy: The Match-Maker Of All Match-Makers

As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.

11/01/2012

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Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

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Lifeguards Under Scrutiny After Record Drownings

Minnesota has had a record number of drownings this year. According to the DNR, 27 people have drowned in incidents not involving a boat. Nine others drowned in incidents involving a boat.

07/09/2012

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Fire Displaces 21 In Marshall, But Help Won’t Come Easy

The fire that started Saturday night at a Marshall apartment complex has left 21 people homeless at a time when charity organizations are short on funds.

06/25/2012

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Acid Spill Forces 13 Families From Their Homes

Toxic gas and fumes forced about 40 people from their homes early Saturday morning on the 8300 block of Zane in Brooklyn Park, officials said.

05/05/2012

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Tattoo Rule Eased, More Blood Donors Expected

The Minnesota Red Cross could receive hundreds more blood donors each year after lifting a waiting period required for people with tattoo.

04/20/2012

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Minn. Red Cross Workers On Tornado Relief Standby

Red Cross workers from Minnesota may be called up to help tornado victims in the south.

03/05/2012

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Red Cross Assists Family Of 12 After House Fire

A family of 12 is without a home after an overnight fire engulfed their residence.

02/20/2012

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Woman Honored For Donating 100 Gallons Of Blood

A St. Paul woman reached a major milestone for helping others: 100 gallons of donated blood.

01/17/2012

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