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Twin Cities Nonprofit Delivers 4 Millionth Meal to Mpls. Man

For many people, cooking for someone else is a way to show that you care. One Twin Cities nonprofit has made it its mission to do just that.

On Wednesday, Open Arms delivered its 4 millionth meal to a Minneapolis man.

Mpls. Students, Staff Run 100 Miles in 100 Days to Bring Awareness to Sex Trafficking Prevention

Students, faculty and staff members from Minnehaha Academy will be running 100 miles in 100 days to raise money to combat human trafficking.

The initiative, called Hardcore 100, kicked off Monday and is sponsored by Venture Expeditions, a group that uses cycling, hiking and running tours to raise money for those in need.

3 Minneapolis Streets Could be Renamed to Reflect Somali Character

Minneapolis is looking at making commemorative name changes to three streets in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood to reflect its Somali character.

The issue was before the planning commission Monday and would need city council approval.

The mailing addresses would not change; sign posts would have two street signs.

Champlin Police Department Reinstates 'Citizens Academy'

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A program that was cut from the Champlin Police Department last year is now making a comeback.

The annual Citizens Academy has been organized by Officer Jeff Brown for 16 years, but it was cut in 2014 due to budget constraints. With the support of the city council, the police department is reinstating the program this spring.

Neighborhood Helps Injured Minneapolis Man Decorate for Christmas

A neighborhood in North Minneapolis is showing what it means to get in the Christmas spirit.

Every year, 84-year-old Bernie Olson takes time to decorate his home to compete in a neighborhood contest. He's been runner-up several times but has never won.

This year, his neighbors got in on the action to help him.

Teens Honored for Rescuing Fishermen who Fell Through Ice in Long Lake

Two teens were recognized for their bravery Tuesday night in Long Lake. It all started when they hoped to catch a fish or two about a month ago. Instead, they ended up reeling in the biggest catch of their lives.

Back on Nov. 23, the weather had just started to warm up after a cold snap. Alex Stark and Cody Clements were ice fishing when they heard someone yelling.

Minneapolis Police Department to Honor Everyday Heroes

The Minneapolis Police Department on Monday will be honoring everyday heroes.

Dozens of officers, employees and citizens will be recognized for saving lives or going above-and-beyond the call of duty. They will be honored during the Minneapolis Police Department 2014 Award Recipients’ Program.