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Minnesota AmeriCorps Members Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Service Program

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More than 1,000 Minnesotans gathered at the Mall of America on Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the AmeirCorps national service program.

A new class of Minnesota AmeriCorps members took a pledge, kicking off a year of service for hundreds of local members.

Wild Coach, Players Go Fishing for 'Mike Yeo Classic'

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Wild Coach Mike Yeo and several Wild players are trading in their hockey sticks for fishing poles for the inaugural Mike Yeo Classic on Tuesday.

Couple Uses Vikings-Packers Rivalry to Raise Money for Charity

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A Minnesota couple is using their Vikings-Packers rivalry to raise money for a good cause.

'Speed Volunteering' Events Held During United Way Action Day

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Thursday is a day to give back in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman have proclaimed it Greater Twin Cities United Way Action Day.

Bloomington Church Offers Food, Clothes and Pampering to Women Facing Hardships

Women in the community who have run into hardships in life are invited to a free night of pampering and relaxation.

Cedar Valley Church is hosting “Pretty, Pretty,” an event for women who are facing family crises, abuse, loss of jobs or income, divorce or other trials.

Slain Mendota Heights Officer to be Laid to Rest Wednesday

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Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick will be laid to rest next Wednesday.

New, Inclusive Playground Opens at Minnehaha Regional Park

File Photo: An example of one of the inclusive playground products offered by Landscape Structures - Photo: Courtesy of Landscape Structures

A new playground is opening at Minnehaha Regional Park that is modeled after the historic auto tourist camp the park board used to run at Minnehaha Falls. 

The inclusive playground will feature various elements that will allow children of all abilities to play together, including those in wheelchairs and with other special needs.