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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.

Pillsbury United Communities Gets FBI Award

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A Minneapolis-based group that serves more than 54,000 people in diverse communities is being recognized by the FBI for its work.

Community Members Sleep Outside to Help West Metro Families in Need

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An annual event to raise money and awareness for west metro families in need is taking place Wednesday.

'Saint Grand' Drops $10K in Bloomington Salvation Army Red Kettle

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The mysterious donor who leaves wads of cash in Salvation Army Red Kettles is back – and more generous than ever.

The Salvation Army says the donor, who has come to be known as Saint Grand, struck on Saturday, dropping $10,000 worth of hundred-dollar bills in a red kettle at a Bloomington Lund’s on West 98th Street.

Mpls. Tops in the Nation in 'National Night Out' Participation

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Minneapolis is once again the champion of National Night Out participation.

This is the city’s third consecutive year of topping the charts nationwide, and it was the most successful year yet.

Cub Foods Serves 1,500 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

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Cub Foods is distributing 1,500 Thanksgiving meals today to Minnesota families in need.

Cub Foods is serving the meals to formerly homeless families and clients of People Serving People, Simpson Housing Services, Project of Pride in Living, and St. Stephen’s Human Services. It’s part of the annual “Unity in Community” initiative.