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Man With Service Dog Sues Minneapolis McDonald’s

A Minnesota man is suing McDonald’s after he says a manager told him he wasn’t welcome with his service dog. Robert Mingo uses a wheelchair. His dog, a springer mix named Max, helps with everyday tasks. Mingo filed a discrimination lawsuit against the store.

04/24/2014

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1 Injured In Wheelchair-Vehicle Collision

One person is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while on a wheelchair in Coon Rapids Sunday night, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

01/19/2014

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Wheelblades: Helping People In Wheelchairs Stay Active In The Snow

Snow-covered, icy streets can get the best of even the heartiest Minnesotan. Almost all of us have stumbled or had a hard time trudging through fresh snowfall. But winter weather poses an especially difficult challenge for people who use wheelchairs. The snow makes it difficult to maneuver and steer, and it can be so limiting that many people lower their activity level, dramatically.

01/02/2014

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A Marathon Sibling Duo To Root For: She Runs, He Rolls

As thousands of runners from across the country take part in this weekend’s 32nd Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, for one runner, the marathon isn’t as important as the 5K she’s running the day before.

10/02/2013

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Officials ID Man Hit, Killed While In Wheelchair

Authorities have released the name of man who was struck and killed by at least one vehicle as he tried to cross a dark highway in a wheelchair.

07/14/2013

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Man In Wheelchair Hit By Car, Killed In Minneapolis

Police say a man in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a car in Minneapolis Thursday.

07/11/2013

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Mpls. Man Takes ‘Murderball’ Skills To London Paralympics

Chuck Aoki has used a wheelchair for most of his life due to a genetic condition. “I don’t feel anything below my elbows and below my knees, and I’ve had that since birth. So that causes me to break my leg without knowing it,” Aoki said. Aoki found a quad rugby team through the Courage Center, and has been playing ever since.

06/29/2013

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Police: Couple Left Son In Van While At Bar

A Roseau couple have been charged with child endangerment after leaving their seven-year-old child with disabilities in an unattended van for over an hour as they drank at a bar.

04/15/2013

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Isanti Family In Nat’l Contest To Win Accessible Van

Even though five-year-old Brecken Dahlberg can’t speak, it takes about two seconds to figure out that he has as much enthusiasm and zest for life as any other kids his age.

03/18/2013

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Disabled Man Begs Robbers ‘Please Don’t Shoot Me, It’s Not Worth It’

A Minneapolis man in a wheelchair was struck five times in the head with a handgun, and then robbed at gunpoint of his social security check totaling $900, police say.

03/07/2013

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Police Investigate After 2 Wheelchairs Stolen In St. Paul

The St. Paul Police Departments is investigating two cases of stolen wheelchairs that occurred in the past few weeks.

07/02/2012

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Irondale H.S. Athlete Competes In Wheelchair

Many great athletes come from humble beginnings, but for his entire life, Mark Braun has been fighting to overcome obstacles. He was born with spinal bifida, a birth defect that left his legs upside down and crossed.

05/28/2012

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Wheelchair Hockey Trailer Stolen In Shakopee

A Minnesota nonprofit that sponsors wheelchair hockey is asking for help in finding a stolen equipment trailer.

01/27/2012

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Elderly Woman In Wheelchair Robbed At Gunpoint

Minneapolis Police said a 70-year-old woman in a wheelchair was robbed at gunpoint on Halloween.

11/07/2011

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Man In Wheelchair Hit By Car

A man in wheelchair was hit by a car early Tuesday morning.

08/02/2011

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