'It Took Many Years Before I Could Talk About It': Minnesotans Share Their Firsthand Experiences On 9/11Twenty years ago, the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, affected Minnesotans in profound and various ways. To capture that impact, WCCO-TV invited a group of strangers to come together and speak about how they personally experienced the aftermath firsthand. Some of them shared their stories publicly for the very first time.
Connections To Independence Nonprofit Helps Young Adults Aging Out Of Foster Care SystemThe pandemic has been hard on all of us, but consider the effect it's had on young people in the foster care system. Kids who've aged out of the system are dealing with the challenges of being out on their own.
This Back-To-School Form You Might Not Know About Could Save You MoneyAs families are buckling down to get ready for the school year, there is a form that families receive that they don't always fill out, called the Application for Educational Benefits. Whether your child needs assistance or not, turning in this form could help their school district.
Girl Who Lost Dad To COVID-19 Switches Schools, Hoping For A Fresh StartWhitney Parker lost her husband, and father of her two young children, to COVID-19. He was 31 years old. She says the family took the guidelines seriously and followed rules for masking.
Keeping Sister's Dream Alive, New Nursing School In Crystal Opens With Goal Of Increasing Diversity In Medical FieldLee, a registered nurse, founded the Healthy Helpful Insight Healthcare Institute in Crystal. The certified nursing assistant school teaches students the basic skills for patient care and keeps alive a dream that started with Lee's sister.
Vietnam Vet's $15K Donation Paves Way For K-9 To Join Blaine PDA new member will soon join the Blaine Police Department thanks to a decade-old friendship and a major donation.
'Part Of A Big Family': Doorstep Foundation Works To Fill In Gaps For Kids Needing SupportThe Doorstep Foundation started in 2016 and officially became a business in 2020. The program offers guidance, support and access to counseling for children ages eight to 18.
'Everybody Plays A Part': George Floyd Square Gatekeeper Serves As Lifeline To The CommunityWesley believes that her purpose in life is to serve. She also wants the community to know she's not going anywhere.
'Show Up With Love': Meet The Gatekeeper Of George Floyd SquareOne woman has made it her mission to keep the peace at George Floyd Square. Since the day after his death, Eliza Wesley has walked the area of 38th and Chicago daily.
WCCO Viewers Donate Thousands To North Mpls. Barbershop Owner's Scholarship ProgramWCCO viewers are making a difference for students in north Minneapolis.
After Struggling To Find Spanish Immersion For Her Own Kids, Longtime Educator Opened Her Own School In WoodburyImmersion programs are available across the country, but there’s not always enough space to go around. Lucilla Dávila said demand was so high where she lived that she couldn’t get her children into the local program -- even as she worked as a principal developing another district’s immersion program. Now, years later, she’s able to leave a legacy that’s all her own.