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Mpls., St. Paul Firefighters Hand Out Coats with 'Operation Warm'

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Minneapolis and St. Paul firefighters are handing out coats to families in need Friday.

The firefighters have partnered with nonprofit Operation Warm to give out nearly 2,000 new coats. As part of the initiative, firefighters fundraise to personally fit each child, help choose their favorite color and write their name on the inside tag of the coat.

Community Takes a Stand Against Bullying on 'Unity Day'

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You may see a lot of orange Wednesday for “Unity Day.”

Harteau, Hodges Host Second Community Input Meeting

Minneapolis’ mayor and police chief are meeting with the community again Tuesday night in an effort to increase public trust and communication.

Mpls. Mayor, Fire Chief Go Door-to-Door Promoting Fire Prevention Week

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and local firefighters are talking to residents about fire safety Wednesday as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Fundraiser Benefits Eden Prairie Student Hit by Car while Biking

A fundraiser is being held for an Eden Prairie sophomore who was hit by a car while riding his bike back in August.

Sixteen-year-old Adam Daggs suffered neck, head and spinal injuries, and organizers of the fundraiser say he faces a long road to recovery.

Annual Cut-a-Thon Benefits Children's Hospitals and Clinics

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The Minnesota School of Cosmetology is partnering with Great Clips for its annual Cut-a-Thon this weekend.

All proceeds from haircuts Friday and Saturday will be donated to the School Re-entry Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Rogers First Responders Bring in Most Blood Donors During 'Battle of the Badges'

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Law enforcement personnel and firefighters from around the Twin Cities metro competed in the Memorial Blood Centers’ Battle of the Badges back in August to round up the most participants for a community blood drive, and now the results are in.