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NE Mpls. Volunteers Honor First Responders With Huge Feast

Volunteers in northeast Minneapolis are taking time out of their holiday festivities to say “thank you” to first responders.

12/24/2014

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Vikings Among Hundreds Of Volunteers At Mpls. Salvation Army

In the spirit of the holiday, hundreds of volunteers are making the day a little brighter for those in need. About 500 people gathered at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon for a Thanksgiving meal.

11/27/2014

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Seeks Volunteers To Help Fix Bikes

It started with a wish to get unused kids’ bikes out of garages and into the hands of children who would ride them. Six years later, Free Bikes 4 Kidz has given away about 20,000 bikes.

11/18/2014

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AmeriCorps Swears In Thousands Of Volunteers At MOA

AmeriCorps inducted its first members 20 years ago, and on Friday the service organization swears in thousands of new volunteers nationwide. President Obama administers the AmeriCorps oath from the White House. Former president Bill Clinton, who was in office when AmeriCorps started, is also part of the live broadcast.

09/12/2014

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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

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Puppy Lovers Come To The Rescue Of ‘Can Do Canines’

Dozens of Twin Cities families picked up their new puppies Friday from Can Do Canines, but they won’t be keeping them. Last month, Can Do Canines had a puppy problem, too many dogs and not enough people to raise them. Hundreds of people answered their call for help.

04/11/2014

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‘Minds Matter’ Helps Steer Students To College

When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.

01/25/2014

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Volunteers Create Ice ‘Luminaries’ For Isles Night Loppet

At least 50 volunteers spent Saturday outside, adding ice to an already frozen lake. They were “hatching” ice luminaries on Lake of the Isles, which will be safely stored until the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet on Feb. 1. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears shows us the cold, wet process.

01/18/2014

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Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In Bloomington

Workers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.

12/23/2013

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Family, Friends Search For Man Last Seen In Anoka

An Anoka family is searching for a missing father of two. Kevin Casserly, 22, was last seen near the North Star station in Anoka on Nov. 12. Casserly has not contacted his family or shown up to work at Lakeland Tool. Kevin’s sister, Alex Casserly, says her brother’s disappearance has been very difficult to explain to his children. “[His kids] wanted to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and for them it was hard to understand why their dad wasn’t there,” Casserly said.

11/30/2013

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Filipino-Americans Encouraging Donations In Typhoon Disaster

Filipino-Americans in Minnesota are encouraging everyone to donate to a creditable organization following a deadly typhoon last Friday that killed thousand in the Philippines.

11/13/2013

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2 Minn. Volunteers Heading To Assist In Typhoon Relief Efforts

The situation is turning desperate in the Philippines as help is slowly starting to arrive. Millions of residents are struggling to survive the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan. Almost 2,000 are dead and it’s a number that’s certain to rise.

11/12/2013

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1,000 Volunteers Needed For Grandma’s Marathon

Volunteers are still needed for the 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. The marathon’s events will take place from June 20 -22. About 1,000 volunteer positions are still needed for the marathon, which is in its 37th year. Duties include traffic and spectator control, medical help, entertainment, race packet distribution and assistance with finish-line activities.

05/13/2013

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Flood-Prone Fargo Residents Mull Over Home Buyouts

A team from the city of Fargo is trying to help homeowner Dave Hinkley protect the land he loves.

04/27/2013

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Volunteers Surpass 1.6 Million Sandbags In Fargo

Volunteers have filled more than 1.6 million sandbags this month in hopes of protecting homes and businesses from a rising Red River in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn.

04/24/2013

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Henn. Co. Seeks More Water Patrol Volunteers

When responding to ice accidents, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says they want more resources.

02/16/2013

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Away From Inaugural, Minn. Heeds Call To Service

Thousands of miles from Washington, Minnesota volunteers are hoping to get into the inaugural spirit with a series of community action events.

01/19/2013

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Sal. Army Holds Final Toy Shop Of Season

It’s a big weekend for the Salvation Army, who held their final Toy Shop Saturday in St. Paul.

12/22/2012

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New Details Emerge In Disappearance Of Danielle Jelinek

Court documents offer new details into the disappearance of a Twin Cities woman.

12/15/2012

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In Battle Of The Bike Shops, Local Kids Win

On Saturday, about 5,000 children in the Twin Cities will get free bikes thanks to the work of volunteers.

11/29/2012

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Mankato Police Asks For Help With Public Drunkenness

Mankato Police are looking for help to control public drunkenness on downtown streets during Mankato State’s homecoming week.

09/27/2012

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Group Seek Volunteers For Minn. Gay Rights Battle

Three national gay rights groups are recruiting volunteers to send to Minnesota and three other states where gay marriage is on the ballot this fall.

09/06/2012

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Dog Finds Missing Wis. Boy Safe

Authorities say the 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing in Wisconsin on Tuesday has been found safe, and is reportedly in good condition.

07/04/2012

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Community Members Volunteer To Help North Mpls. Youth

Despite the tough stories you see coming out of North Minneapolis, there are a lot of people in that community who are reaching out and helping young people.

07/01/2012

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Farm Rescue Taking Apps For Spring Planting Help

The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota and eastern Montana.

02/03/2012

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