Special Needs

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Child’s Body Found In Mississippi River In St. Cloud

Police in St. Cloud say they have found the body of a 6-year-old boy who went missing Thursday night.

07/24/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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Store Offers One-On-One Shopping For Kids With Special Needs

A local woman has started a pilot shopping program for families who struggle with taking their small children to the mall.

11/14/2014

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Nonprofit Offers Post-H.S. Option For Special Needs Athletes

There are many opportunities for students with special needs to play sports in Minnesota. But after they graduate and leave their high school teams, then what?

10/27/2014

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Maple Grove Driver Saves Special Needs Students From Burning Bus

A veteran school bus driver is being credited with some quick thinking that may have saved the lives of his passengers. Alfred Lewis, 59, was transporting four special needs students to Elm Creek Elementary in Maple Grove around 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

03/06/2014

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Belle Plaine Fire Destroys Chickens That Helped Special Needs Child

A Belle Plaine family is struggling to salvage the holiday season after a barn fire killed two dozen chickens and two roosters that were used as therapy for their special needs child.

12/10/2013

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Event Gives Special-Needs Families The Joy Of Snowmobiling

Winter can be a difficult time of year for children with special needs. But a group of snowmobilers in Farmington are trying to change that.

02/16/2013

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Circus Juventas Teams Up To Fundraise With Fraser

Fraser is an organization helping families dealing with autism and Saturday night is their big benefit – their biggest fundraising event of the year.

10/27/2012

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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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Police: Abduction Attempt Was A Misunderstanding

Police are looking for a man accused of trying to lure a girl with special needs into his vehicle.

04/21/2011