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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Volunteers Get Active On Martin Luther King Day

From serving the hungry to building homes, volunteers in Minnesota are getting active in the community on Monday to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Food Shelf Gets Help After Donations Were Stolen

A food pantry that was struggling to feed hundreds of needy families after almost a ton of food was taken got a big helping hand on Wednesday.



Meals On Wheels: Delivers Dinners, Hope To Families

The economy continues to take a toll on families in the Twin Cities and Meals on Wheels is helping a record number of people this year with Thanksgiving dinner.


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Twins Cities Tops In Volunteerism

The Twin Cities is at the top of the nation when it comes to lending a helping hand.



Fire Departments Deal With Loss Of Volunteers

Fire chiefs who head volunteer departments in the Twin Cities metro area say their ranks are being depleted by the economy.


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Volunteers Revitalize Historic St. Paul Homes

Volunteers took over a St. Paul neighborhood today to lend a helping hand.


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2,000 Expected At Clean-Up Of North Minneapolis

City officials in Minneapolis are expecting about 2,000 volunteers to turn out Saturday for a massive cleanup of neighborhoods hit by a tornado last month.


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Preps Underway To Launch Massive Clean-Up Effort

Volunteers unloaded chairs, rakes and shovels from trucks at Brookdale Mall on Friday, preparing for 2,000 volunteers Saturday.


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2,000 Volunteers Signed Up For Tornado Clean-Up Day

The city of Minneapolis has reached its goal for volunteers signed up for this weekend’s “North Side Volunteer Clean-Up Day.”


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Jewish Clean-Up Volunteers Feel Kinship To N. Mpls.

The effort to help isn’t stopping one week after the storm. The work has been non-stop in north Minneapolis. One tree limb at a time, volunteers continue to clear debris from the hardest hit areas of the community. Those volunteers include a religious group that once called north Minneapolis home.


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Volunteers Needed For Minneapolis Tornado Cleanup

The city of Minneapolis has declared next Saturday, June 4, as an official volunteer cleanup day in north Minneapolis.


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Volunteers Turn Out In Droves For N. Mpls. Clean Up

Even though there is so much work left to do to rebuild in North Minneapolis after last Sunday’s tornado, one organization said they’ve had so many people sign up to help that volunteers are no longer needed on Saturday.


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Some Twin Cities Non-Profits Report Too Many Volunteers

Many of the Minnesota’s unemployed workers are turning to volunteering to keep up their resume, and job skills. But many of them are being turned away.


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Pitching In To Fix Up Houses In Need

This weekend, thousands of people will be swinging hammers and pounding nails for a good cause.


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Sandbag Volunteers Needed In Otter Tail County

Volunteers are needed to help with sandbagging in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.


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Sandbag Volunteers Needed In Otter Tail County

Volunteers are needed to help with sandbagging in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.


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Volunteers Work Together, Prepare Fargo Residents For Flooding

The Red River in Fargo, N.D. hit major flood stage Wednesday and hundreds of volunteers spent the day sandbagging in several neighborhoods. The effort is expected to last through the weekend.


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The Volunteers Behind The Troop Greeters

Millions of people pass through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport every year, but not many know that inside, the airport has a center dedicated to U.S. troops passing through.


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Moorhead Asks For Volunteers; Sets 1M Sandbag Goal

Moorhead is calling for volunteers starting Tuesday to help make 1 million sandbags to hold back flooding expected this spring.


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Minnesota Seeks More Lookouts For Invasive Pests

Minnesota is seeking more volunteers to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other invasive pests.


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Couple ‘Makes A Difference’ Helping Disaster Victims

What do you call a couple who travels across the country over and over again to help disaster victims? Good Samaritans? Saints? No, just call them Myron and Thelma Nash.