Boys Set Fire To South Minneapolis PlaygroundInvestigators say several boys admitted to playing with matches near the swing set. They apparently started a small fire in the rubber tire fragments they couldn’t stomp out.
Minneapolis School Playground To Be Rebuilt After Tragic CrashForesters Financial and Kaboom! partnered to build a new playground at Jenny Lind even before the tragic crash.
Volunteers Battle Weather, Build Lino Lakes PlaygroundThe rain didn't stop crews and volunteers from putting together a new school playground on Saturday in Lino Lakes.
Chad Greenway Debuts Playground At Children's HospitalColorful slides and ladders are part of a new playground at Minnesota Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Playground Built In Honor Of 3 Wisconsin Girls OpensA new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.
Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls SistersThe community in Wisconsin's River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters -- Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.
Get Out Of The Sandbox And Get Your Core In GearNow that spring is here, it's a great time to get back into a workout routine. And you don't have to lug a bunch of exercise equipment around with you. WCCO Mid-Morning's Kylie Bearse talked with health and fitness expert Ali Holman.
Memorial Playground For Murdered Sisters Reaches Fundraising GoalA memorial playground for three sisters killed by their father in western Wisconsin has reached its fundraising goal, thanks to the sale of their former home.
Fire Destroys Fridley Playground Fridley Police are trying to figure out who started a fire at a playground. Crews were called on 3 p.m. Saturday to Hayes Elementary School, playground was fully engulfed in flames.
Arson Suspected In Plymouth Creek Playground Fire; $200K Loss Estimated Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.
Volunteers Help Grieving Couple Build Memorial PlaygroundA North St. Paul couple is dealing with the sudden death of their daughter by giving back to the community. About 150 volunteers helped Tony and Sarah Zahradka build a playground in memory of their 18-month-old daughter, Janie, who died last fall. Doctors weren't able to say exactly what caused her death.
This 10-Year-Old Is Going Door-To-Door For A Safer Playground He may just be 10 years old, but he's already doing big things to help others. Dominic Ballou, a fourth grader in St. Joseph, Minn., says his friends don't have a safe place to play in their housing community.
Cops: Small Explosive Devices Found On School Playground Officials in southern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in figuring out why three homemade explosive devices -- one of which was found inside a stuffed animal -- were discovered on an elementary school playground this week.
Mpls. Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault Of 2 PreteensMinneapolis Police are investigating the alleged sexual assaults of two 10-year-old girls, which took place Wednesday morning on the playground at Anderson Elementary School. Joleana Williams, a parent of one of the alleged victims, says the assaults started as a game of chase between two 10-year-girls and three of their male classmates. "It turned into the boys aggressively chasing them. My daughter fell and one of the boys got on top of her," Williams said.
Grieving Parents Seek To Memorialize Daughter With PlaygroundOne Twin Cities community is rallying around a local family to help them cope with the death of their child. Tony and Sarah Zahradka lost their 18-month-old daughter, Janie, two months ago. Her passing is called Sudden Unexplained Death in a Child, or SUDC, which is 54-times rarer than SIDS. Sometimes loss is so painful that moving on seems impossible. “She was just kind of taken for no reason. It’s kind of hard to deal with,” Tony said.