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Pandemic Leads Neighbors To Bond With Weekly Restaurant TakeoutLast spring, a small group of neighbors in Bloomington decided they wanted to do what they could to support local restaurants. From there, the interest grew, and the results are better than they ever expected.
Chaplain Helps Bring Thousands Of Paper Cranes, And Hope, To Minneapolis HospitalAn art display at a Twin Cities hospital is boosting spirits during difficult days.
What Started As Holiday Workouts For Charity Became A Community MissionMolly Doyle began a simple holiday fundraiser this month. She would give 25 days of workouts for $25. She raised nearly $10,000.
Union Gospel Mission Serves Up Hot, Socially-Distanced Meals For 1,300+ Minnesotans In NeedIn a untraditional year, one Christmas tradition continued Friday: the gift of a warm holiday meal.
Minnesota Landlords Work With MACV To Provide Homes For Homeless VetsLandlords who offer their units in partnership with MACV are on the front lines in the fight to find stable housing for unsheltered veterans.
St. Paul Grille Delivers Brunch To 100-Year-Old Waiting For COVID VaccineThe spry 100-year-old Bill Gamble is a retired agriculturalist living at EagleCrest in Roseville.
Nurse Battling Cancer Receives 'Best Christmas Ever'After an incredibly tough year, a Twin Cities family was surprised with the "Best Christmas Ever."
Violinist Plays 70 Parking Lot Concerts For Minnesota Seniors In QuarantineOn an almost weekly basis, Natalie Vanburkleo-Carbonara turns parking lots into her stage.
Nexus Family Healing Aims To Give Minnesota's Foster Kids A Suitcase Of Their OwnThe foster care system is extra stressed because of COVID-19. Fewer foster parents want to take on new kids because of distance learning.
Apple Valley Police Help Boy, 9, Who Wants To Be An Officer Collect Patches NationwideIt might be the season of giving, but it's also the season of collecting for a Twin Cities boy. In fact, collecting police patches has become a year-round endeavor for 9-year-old Robert Martinez.
MACV Says Women Constitute Their Fastest-Growing Segment Of Homeless VeteransMalcalisha Jefferson served 12 years with two deployments to war zones -- Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2010. She moved to Minnesota after her time in the service to be closer to family, but things didn't go as planned.
Excelsior Realtor Joins Forces With Santa To Bring Joy To Frontline WorkersA community is making sure health care workers are remembered this holiday season.
After His Home Burns, Neighbors Step In To Help Man Who Always Helped OthersThe death of George Floyd compelled Ronnie Guy to go to the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.
Lakeville Community Pitches In After Fire Destroys Home For Family Of 10Lillian Taylor had only the clothes on her back after she, her kids, and grandkids, rushed out of their Lakeville home Sunday afternoon. A fire that started in the garage quickly spread.
Twin Cities Personal Trainer Spreading Holiday Cheer With Help Of Generous ClientsPersonal trainer Molly Doyle is on a mission to spread cheer during the Christmas season, and she’s able to help others because of the generosity from her clients who want to give back while getting fit.
Wayzata Teen Starts Mask-Making Business, Donates Profits Back To CommunityMarit Larson wanted to encourage her Wayzata senior classmates and other young people to wear masks.
Unable To Donate To Her Brother, Elk River Woman Saves Man's Life With Kidney DonationWhen her brother received a life-saving kidney, an Elk River woman decided to pay it forward in an inspiring way.
YMCA Program Offers Free Acupuncture Treatments To Release Stress
'This Year Has Been Really Tough': People Serving People In Need Of Volunteers, DonationsWith so much change this year, the need as never been greater for many organizations. It's also never been more challenging, because of limitations on the ability to join together.
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.