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Salvation Army Toy Shops Hope To Make Kids’ Spirits Bright

This holiday season, WCCO is featuring different non-profits helping Minnesotans in need during our Trees of Hope campaign. This week we are spotlighting the Salvation Army and their Toy Shop program.

12/16/2014

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Lawyers For Kolstad, Nelson Both Say Fight Video ‘Speaks For Itself’

For the first time, we’re seeing what happened before a former Mankato State football player was hit and kicked, changing his life forever. The newly released video shows Isaac Kolstad approaching former U of M quarterback Philip Nelson. He appears to take a shot at Nelson, who then falls to the ground.

12/10/2014

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Trees Of Hope: After Kicking Drugs, Seth & Gina Are Giving Back

This holiday season, WCCO’s “Trees of Hope” campaign is partnering with organizations that help make lives brighter all year long. This week, our set is decked out in colorful ornaments and ribbons to celebrate Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. The group offers treatment plans for our neighbors who are struggling with addiction.

12/09/2014

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MN Adult & Teen Challenge Helps Youngsters ‘Know The Truth’ About Addiction

Most teenagers are used to getting lectured, but the raw lecture tens of thousands of Minnesota teens will get this year could be a life changer.

12/09/2014

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Father Of Wrestling Champion Dies Of Cancer

A Minnesota father whose fight with cancer got national attention this year has died.

12/08/2014

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Another Round Of Protests In Mpls. Sunday

Sunday marked another day of protests in Minneapolis. The protesters are joining a nationwide effort to demonstrate against what they consider police brutality. It follows the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed by police officers. In both cases, grand juries reviewed the evidence and did not indict the officers.

12/07/2014

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Trees Of Hope: All About MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Trees of Hope is now shining a light on the good work done by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a place for people who are fighting for their lives. Not a hospital, but an organization that offers another kind of healing for those who are battling drug and alcohol addiction.

12/05/2014

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Mayo Clinic Works To Develop Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

There are no early detection tests for ovarian cancer, and 56 percent of women diagnosed with the disease die within five years. That’s why the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) spends most of their budget on funding research.

12/04/2014

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Ovarian Cancer At 17, And Now A Mom-To-Be At 34

This week we’re spotlighting MOCA, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it’s not a cancer people know much about. The average age for a woman to be diagnosed is 63. But doctors told Kristen Miles she had the disease when she was just 17.

12/03/2014

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Meet She-Rah, The Ovarian Cancer Superhero!

This week WCCO is spotlighting MOCA — the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance — as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in one in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it’s not a cancer people know much about. On the Nicollet Mall, Sara Langworthy stands dressed in teal, a superhero headdress, outfit and boots. She’s stopping people and handing out symptom cards.

12/03/2014

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Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor Meets Her Hockey Hero

The average age for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is 63, so it was a shock when a 7-year-old Minnesota girl found out she had it. We first introduced you to Harlie Corneliusen in September. After chemo and some dark days, she is now free of cancer.

12/02/2014

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Mother, Daughter Both Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

Eleven years ago, an Andover family knew almost nothing about ovarian cancer. Now, the three generations — five grandchildren, three sisters, a mom and a dad — are now some of the strongest advocates for it.

12/02/2014

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12 Fighting Ovarian Cancer Win ‘Dream Awards’

Eighty-five percent of women with ovarian cancer pass away within five years, so the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) works to comfort those diagnosed. It is the fifth-deadliest women’s cancer.

12/01/2014

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After Decades, 3 Sisters Recover Mother’s Wedding Gown From Minn. Attic

This is the time of year when many of us reflect on the reasons we’re thankful. For three sisters who grew up in St. Louis Park, they are thankful because they found something they never even knew they were looking for. A drive down memory lane led them to the surprise of a lifetime.

11/30/2014

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Ice Fishing Season Starts Early In Twin Cities

While it may not be safe for driving, the ice formation is generally ahead of schedule. And if you ask Joe Harty, bait shop owner and 47-year Medicine Lake fisher, it’s been a long time since it’s been ready this early.

11/29/2014

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Small Nonprofit Fights Ovarian Cancer Head-On

Whether they are breaking a sweat at a fundraiser or all dressed up at a banquet — the color teal always marks an occasion for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. And so does a sense of pride. Eleven-year survivor Erica Dahlin and her family help support the annual walk.

11/28/2014

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Local Activists Reflect On Their Ferguson Experiences, Ties

For three months, you’ve seen the pictures and the crowds through many a lens. But University of Minnesota sophomore Eric Bauer saw it with his own eyes. “It tugged on my emotions in ways that I didn’t expect at all,” Bauer said. Along with about a dozen others, he made the trek south to Ferguson, Missouri, to stand for Michael Brown, a teenager he never knew.

11/25/2014

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Holiday Employment: Tight Market For Employers, Strong For Job Seekers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New numbers show the state’s unemployment numbers are below 4 percent, suggesting it’s a great state to find work in. And this holiday season is offering many opportunities. You could call it […]

11/23/2014

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On National Adoption Day, Minnesota Families Rejoice

Across the country, families are gathering in courtrooms for a very happy occasion. It’s National Adoption Day, a day to celebrate children who were once “wards of the state” as they transition into their forever families.

11/22/2014

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Medical Supply Company To Bring Nearly 500 Jobs To Western Wis.

A Wisconsin medical supply company is growing. On Thursday they announced they’ll bring nearly 500 new jobs to people in the metro and in western Wisconsin.

11/13/2014

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Minnesotans Deal With A Snowy Reality

When Everett Diemert woke up, he knew he had quite a manic Monday ahead of him. He works at Hallberg Marine in Wyoming. There were a whole lot of boats that required snow removal. “We are going to have another long winter like last year,” Diemert said.

11/10/2014

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Patient’s Nurse Attack Highlights Problem Of Violence Against Nurses

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the 68-year-old patient who attacked four nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood and later died Sunday morning. The medical examiner says St. Paul resident Charles Emmett Logan was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the incident.

11/03/2014

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Salvation Army Giving Away Free Coats For Kids

For the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It’s because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.

10/30/2014

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Accomplish Minnesota: Mission Ferris Bueller

While many of us are making holiday plans, some Americans don’t have that option. Members of the military will again be spending the season in Afghanistan.

10/26/2014

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Police: Man Shot On Metro Transit Bus In North Minneapolis

A man was shot on a Metro Transit bus in North Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police. The shooting occurred just after 11 a.m. on a southbound route 19 bus near 17th Avenue and Penn Avenue North.

10/25/2014

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