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Students Get Ready To Head Back To School

With Labor Day marking the end of summer, many kids will be heading back to school this week. “I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into the groove I guess,” University of St. Thomas junior Megan Nichols said.

09/01/2014

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‘Simon Says Give’ Drive Raises $15K

We want to say thank you for helping kids in need get a boost before heading back to school. As part of our Accomplish MN campaign, we asked you to help the non-profit organization Simon Says Give.

07/30/2014

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‘Simon Says Give’ Provides More Than Free Backpacks

With 9-year-old Jayden and 7-year-old Andrew, Karen Wettanen is always busy. And when back-to-school time arrives, she’s almost always strapped. The working mom from St. Louis Park lives on a fixed income, so filling up their backpacks stretches her budget.

07/29/2014

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Meet The Minnesota Girl Behind ‘Simon Says Give’

Mandi Simon is the mastermind behind “Simon Says Give.” It started three years ago when she was 7 years old behind the belief that every child deserves a birthday party. The efforts in their campaign have expanded to helping low-income children by packing and delivering backpacks that are filled with school supplies.

07/29/2014

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Simon Says Give

Accomplish MN is partnering with Simon Says Give on their annual High Five for Supplies backpack drive. The 3rd Annual High Five for Supplies drive kicked off on July 7 and runs through August 14.

07/07/2014

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Joe Mauer Helps Kids In Need Get New School Supplies

Joe Mauer was out of uniform this morning, but doing something he likes as much as baseball. He was helping kids in need. In this case, making sure they have school supplies.

10/17/2013

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Local Girl Calling On Twin Cities To Donate School Supplies

Remember the game “Simon Says?” This morning, a local girl is saying give. A local student is calling on the entire Twin Cities metro to help make sure thousands of children are ready for the first day of school. And back to school is creeping up on us as the month of August is inching closer.

07/30/2013

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DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Teachers Ask For Such Specific Brands?

With all the crayons, glue sticks and notebooks – parents have an incredibly detailed school supply lists to navigate towards the end of summer. Parents are expected to drop $2.6 billion on all those folders and colored pencils.

09/03/2012

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Auto Shop: Bag Of Groceries Gets Free Brake Job

A Twin Cities auto shop is giving away free brake jobs in return for a donation of a bag of groceries or school supplies.

08/14/2012

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Shop Early And Save On School Supplies

You may not be thinking about back to school shopping yet, but retailers are: they expect to ring up more than $68 billion in sales this year. Though it seems early, getting a jump start on your supply shopping could mean bigger savings in the long run.

07/27/2011

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Backpack Index: Prepare To Spend On Supplies, Sports

The cost of back-to-school supplies continues to rise and it’s not just pens, scissors and glue that you will drain your pocket.

07/26/2011

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Back-To-School Shopping Affordable For Low-Income Kids

Back-to-school shopping is fun, but also very expensive.

07/26/2011

European Union Promotes Child Nutrition

Green Living for the School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011

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