For a week, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports, Jadalynn Haugen debated whether to spent her $20 of birthday money on candy, or donate it to the Plainview Fire Department to help buy equipment that can resuscitate pets caught in a fire? Read more →
Sometime in June or July, if things work out as she hopes, Maxine Renning of Los Angeles will ride her bike into Minneapolis. She admits she’s not much of a cyclist but by then she will be. She’ll be riding from Baltimore and will stop here on her way to Seattle as part of a 4,000-mile ride to support people fighting cancer. That seems to be her specialty. Read more →
A good person has to feel for Linda Bowar of Rochester, who did something about the fact that there are too many kids without appropriate winter gear for Minnesota’s dark months. Or, at least, she tried to do something. Read more →
Lauren Hill, the Cincinnati woman who is dying from a brain tumor, has reached another goal. The basketball player wanted to raise a million dollars for cancer research by the end of the year. In the last minutes of a telethon, someone threw $100,000 in. Read more →
You may recall the story in this space a week or so ago about the widow who dropped her wedding and engagement rings in a Salvation Army red kettle in Massachusetts, and the woman who bought them for $21,000 with the goal of returning them to the original owner.
The only thing that needed to happen is locating the woman.
That has now been done and the rings have been returned. Read more →
We already knew that Marine on St. Croix might be Minnesota’s most wonderfully quirky Minnesota town, but Jana Shortal’s KARE 11 report last night on how it’s responded to a woman with cancer provides additional proof. Read more →
Cindi Grady’s 2002 Hyundai was in bad shape, what with the shattered passenger side window, the driver’s side window that wouldn’t go up, the damaged hood that was fastened down with somebody’s belt, and the bent frame that made it drive like a crab. Read more →
If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, might we suggest you speed through the streets of Lowell, Michigan (east of Grand Rapids) — maybe have a car with illegally tinted windows to increase your odds of being stopped by the cops. Read more →