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'Just Be Kind To Everybody': Wisconsin Lunch Lady Wins National AwardStephanie Sheley is a cook at Holmen High School, near La Crosse. She was just named the School Nutrition Association National Employee of the Year.
Minneapolis Church Is On A Mission To Build The Largest Pillow Fort EverLake Harriet United Methodist Church is on a mission to build the world's largest pillow fort -- and it's all for a good cause.
Volunteers Build Mobile Showers To Bring To Twin Cities' Homeless PopulationThe rendering photos show what looks like an ice fishing house, and technically that’s what the steel base is modeled after. However, inside it will have four separate shower stalls and a fifth big enough to accommodate families and people with disabilities.
'All Of A Sudden, I Had A Future': Family Members Give 'Life Altering' Kidney Donations To 3 SiblingsFour of the six Swanson kids inherited a genetic kidney disorder - a disease that took their mother and brother. But, thanks to other family members, the siblings have a new outlook on life.
'It's Super Cool': Hundreds Surprise Mora High School Teacher After 62-Day COVID HospitalizationA Minnesota teacher got quite the homecoming parade after spending weeks away from his classroom.
Hopkins Teen With Rare Disease Surprised With New Wheelchair: 'It Was Great To See Her Smile'Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield explains the unlikely way a dream came true for a teen who has an incredibly rare disease.
Dermatology Clinic's 'No-Show' Fees Going To Help Newly-Settled Refugees“I didn't want to just take the money,” Dr. Mohiba Tareen said. “I wanted to do something good with it.”
The Miracle Of Baby Jagger: Boy Celebrates 1st Birthday After Removal Of Huge Facial TumorA western Wisconsin family is in awe as they celebrate their little boy's first birthday, after his medical condition surprised even the pros.
Duluth Priest's 'Bible In A Year' Podcast Tops The Charts, With 238M Downloads And CountingAmidst the turmoil of the last few years, more than 200 million people have turned to a northern Minnesota man for a sense of calm and peace. A Duluth priest is now an international success story.
'What An Honor': Duluth Priest Hopes Top-Ranking Bible Podcast Offers Comfort, Hope
North Minneapolis Bike Shop Works To Reopen Under New Owner With Big MissionA Twin Cities community is coming together to help reopen its neighborhood's only Black-owned bicycle shop.
'One Push And That Was It!': Couple Delivers Baby On I-94 Exit In WoodburyPrecious cargo travels on Interstate 94 every day. But on Sunday night, a couple from New Richmond, Wisconsin, delivered something special.
One-Of-A-Kind Minneapolis Support Group Helps Mothers Who Lost Custody Of Their KidsWhat happens in the group may seem intense. Bellis is a nonprofit were mothers who've lost custody of their children can find support, and it's based right here in Minneapolis.
Hopkins H.S. Student Pushes Legislature For Free Pads, Tampons In Minnesota SchoolsOn a recent afternoon, 15-year-old Elif Ozturk took a trip after class at Hopkins High School to the Minnesota State Capitol. She wasn’t there for a tour. She was there to testify.
Minnesotans Step Up To Foster 49 Surrendered Guinea PigsThey still have several waiting for their forever homes. If you or someone you know is interested in fostering or adopting one of the Guinea Pigs, click here.
Minnesota's Native American Legacy To Be Showcased During NCAA Women's Final FourThe women's NCAA basketball tournament started its "First Four" round Thursday night, and in a couple weeks, the Final Four will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis. There, Minnesota's Native American community will be showcased.
'Patriotic Kenny' Using TikTok Stardom To Help Veterans: 'It Made Me Into A Different Person'A Minnesota veteran is using his massive social media following to change the lives of other veterans.
Chef Behind State Fair Favorite 'West Indies Soul Food' Has Sights Set On St. Paul KitchenA Minnesota State Fair favorite will soon serve flavors of the Caribbean from a new kitchen.
'I Think I Delivered You!': Doctor Finds Precious Art Made For Him By Young Patient-Turned ColleagueA Minnesota doctor made a heartwarming discovery while cleaning out his basement last month.
Team Manager Suits Up, Scores First Points For Eden Prairie Girls' Basketball"She's really one of our hype women," said Nia Holloway, a senior forward for Eden Prairie and a Gophers commit. "She loves to cheer us on and give us high fives and stuff like that.”
'This Is Mine, It's A Great Feeling': North Minneapolis Barber Buys Building, Expands OpsThe opportunity to buy slipped away in 2017 when a previous tenant retired. But the barber got a second chance in 2021 when the building’s new owner decided to sell.
'He's Genuinely My Friend': Monticello Unified Programs Forging Lifelong BondsMinnesota is one of a handful of states where high schools are not required to have a formal relationship with the Special Olympics. But many do offer programs where kids of all ability levels spend time together, like in Monticello.
'I Just Keep Pushing': Snocross Racer To Make Comeback After ParalysisA Snocross racer is getting ready to make a comeback of his own.
2021 In Review: Top Stories On WCCO.com That Will Warm Your HeartThe year 2021 was full of hardships and challenging moments, but there was also a lot of good that happened. Here are some of the top feel-good stories of 2021, starting with the most recent.
Canby Bands Together To Deliver Holiday Cheer To SeniorsThanks to donations, 64 bouquets were delivered to Barb Ries and her neighbors. And third- and fourth-graders at St. Peter School are getting in on the act, making Christmas trees and Nativity scenes for residents.
‘It Brings Us All Close Together’: Neighborhood Gifts Memorial Tree To Family Grieving Lost SonThe bond between a father and son is a special thing. It shines through in many different ways. And in Wayzata, it's a Christmas tree that brought one man closer to the son he lost.
WWII Vet's Memorial Tree To Be Centerpiece Of Anoka's Holiday CelebrationsWhile she was growing up, Kris Hora says her dad Charles Byers was meticulous about Christmas. When Byers passed away, Hora and her husband honored him by planting a spruce tree in their front yard.
Cute Moment: Baby 'Attacks' Minnesota Rep. During House Committee ZoomA Minnesota lawmaker is getting some viral attention after her baby decided to launch a light-hearted “attack” during a recent meeting.
New Hope's Haunted 'Pomish Manor' Scares Up Food Shelf Donations With Reverse HalloweenWhile trick-or-treaters fill up their bags with candy in one week, a Twin Cities woman is hoping to fill up food shelves with her love of Halloween.