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Girls Selling Bracelets To Help Those Struggling After Unrest Have Raised $130,000Kamryn Johnson and her friends were at the Scheels in Eden Prairie. The girls started selling bracelets back in May to raise money for struggling communities after George Floyd's death.
American Legion Donates $18K For iPads To Connect Vets At VA Medical Center To Family, FriendsThe iPads can also be used by COVID-19 patients to talk to their nurse or doctor to prevent possible exposure to the virus.
Eagan Woman Strives To 'Feel Normal' Again After Battling Breast CancerAn Eagan woman battling breast cancer reconnected with an old friend this month in a way that meant more than it might seem.
'We're Thankful': Rosemount Bakery Customers Keep Paying It Forward To PoliceAn act of kindness towards police has started a chain-reaction around the Twin Cities.
Facing Oversupply, Iowa Farmer Surrenders Two Pigs To Minnesota Animal SanctuaryAn Iowa farmer surrendered pigs Charlotte and Phoebe to an Farmaste Animal Sanctuary in Lindstrom, Minnesota.
Couple's Engagement Encourages Single Mother Battling Pancreatic CancerWhen 29-year-old Maggie Erickson pulled up to St. Paul's Neighborhood Cafe on Friday she knew this was different.
North Minneapolis Garden Sees Appetite For Involvement And HealingMichael Kuykindall started a community garden with Queen Frye last year, with help from nonprofit Appetite for Change. Turning a vacant lot near Penn Avenue and West Broadway Avenue into a thriving garden.
About 150 Businesses Damaged In Unrest To Receive Surprise Relief ChecksUrban Ventures typically focuses on education and parental support, but with COVID-19 and a Lake Street location, they've shifted to feeding thousands of people through donations.
As Pride Festival Preps Virtual Celebration, Advocates Cheer SCOTUS Ruling On LGBTQ+ EqualityThe first LGBT rights march happened in Loring Park in Minneapolis in June 1972. It would eventually evolve into the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival that now encompasses LGBTQ+, but this year Pride is going virtual.
North Minneapolis Church Helps Community Access Food ResourcesA Gethsemane Lutheran Church pastor is playing a key role in ensuring that people in the North Side receive food during this difficult time.
After COVID-19 Delayed Surgery, 6-Year-Old Mitchell Porter Gets Green Light For His ProcedureA little boy finally had the heart surgery he's waited months to get. 
Mother's Love, YMCA Step Up To Help In Sudden North Minneapolis Grocery DroughtCub Foods on West Broadway Avenue was looted last week during the unrest after George Floyd's death. It's closed for now, creating an enormous and food and grocery desert in the area.
Sports Community Embraces 9-Year-Old Girl's Bracelet Drive, Raising $20K For Minneapolis CommunitiesThe effort to help those affected by the destructive riots in Minneapolis comes in all shapes and sizes.
'Our Neighbors Are Coming Together': Communities Receive Overwhelming Amounts Of Food And Supply DonationsWhen resources are cut, the community steps into help.
Hundreds Of Isolated Seniors, Patients Now Connecting To Loved Ones With Donated TabletsLast month, WCCO reported on a group trying to bridge the gap by donating tablets to hospitals so patients could video call their families. Just weeks later, hundreds now have the power to do just that.
Faribault Woman's Stand Offers State Fair Favorite Pronto Pups, Cotton Candy This SummerKathy Heise has been making cotton candy and Pronto Pups at the end of her driveway for five weeks now and plans to stay open until a fair or festival actually opens.
'You Can't Make This Up': Ellsworth Teens To Be Honored By White House For Nursing Home WorkTwo western Wisconsin high school seniors are heading to Washington D.C. because of their good deed in a nursing home.
Tao Foods Partnering With Feeding The Frontline MN To Bring Nutritious Meals To Health Care WorkersTao Natural Foods is just one of several stores partnered with Feeding the Frontline Minnesota. They're providing nutritious food to doctors, nurses and others fighting the battle against COVID-19.
'You Have The Opportunity': Family Patriarch's Dying Words Inspired Family To Always Do GoodFor months, doctors, nurses, and the staff who support them have been at war with a virus. COVID-19 is straining health professionals, but it's also sparking ideas about how people can help fuel their fight.
Cathedral High School Band Gets Creative For Spring ConcertThe seventh- and eighth-grade band at Cathedral High School had two concerts cancelled due to COVID-19. But that didn't stop them from putting on a show.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Celebrating Mother's Day Through A Window At Senior CentersTo celebrate Mother's Day, the Walker Methodist Care Suites staff arranged for families to have private time with their moms through a glass window in 30 minute scheduled time slots.
Local Marketing Firm Delivers 'Thanks' And Free Lunch To St. Therese Staffers On Front Line Of COVID-19Sheeley says Horizontal initially set out to raise $5,000 to help support its own affected employees, but with extra funds to go around it decided to share the love.
Twin Cities Artist Starts Postal Express Project, Sends Sketches To Your MailboxA Twin Cities artist has started a unique program since the stay-at-home order began. He's calling it the Postal Express Project.
Class Of 2020 Donating Graduation Gowns To Be Used For PPEWith graduation ceremonies going virtual, students are finding a new purpose for their gowns.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Hanisch Bakery In Red Wing Making Free Cakes For Graduating SeniorsMany people in the town of Red Wing use a trip to Hanisch Bakery as a way to cope with their new normal.
Stay-At-Home Order Forces Animal Humane Society To Take #WalkForAnimals Virtual This WeekendThe Walk for Animals is the Animal Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser and they usually bring in about $1 million. This year, they’re hoping to do it virtually.
Coronavirus Updates: Cottage Grove Community Surprises Nursing Home Residents With FlowersA Cottage Grove senior care facility got a big surprise Friday -- 77 bouquets of flowers. That’s one for each of the people who live at Norris Square, a senior care center in Cottage Grove.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Cloquet Meat Market Becomes Hub For Food DriveIt started with one donation, and in a few weeks it has grown to giving $70,000 to people in need.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Special Education Teacher Turns Fish House Into 'Magical' Mini ClassroomTeachers are used to getting creative to make things work for their students, especially during this time of distance learning -- but a special needs teacher from Fergus Falls has really embraced her creative side -- hook, line and sinker!