Gisele was born premature in 2016; she weighed only 2 pounds. That’s what happens when your mother uses heroin, cocaine and methadone during pregnancy. Read more →
Todd Palmer, an athletic director at Brown High School in Sturgis, S.D., was pretty excited that his daughter would be playing in the NCAA Sweet 16 basketball tournament for the South Dakota Jackrabbits in Portland, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader says. Just one problem: he couldn’t go. Read more →
In the category of uniquely Minnesotan, Alan Page playing his sousaphone on the route of the Twin Cities Marathon near Kenwood Park still stands above all others. Read more →
The chances are pretty good that just down the street from you right now, there is incredible drama taking place, none of which we can tell you about on the news. Joy, tragedy, people going above and beyond to help someone they may not have known a day or two ago, and grace — so much grace. Read more →
The world is such now that when some people die, the neighbors barely notice. Central air conditioning and backyard decks have insulated us from one another.
That’s what makes what’s happened in Plymouth all the more poignant. Read more →
There’s a story racing around the internet today of just how far a person will go to get to work on time and, predictably and understandably, the reaction to it is an expression of just how uncommon it is. But it’s not. The world is full of hard workers who are invisible to many of us, because we’re asleep or we don’t know their story. Read more →
It’d be OK with us if we never needed to see another military parent reunited with their children after time away. But as long as that’s never likely to be possible, we can’t get enough of mom’s and dad’s coming home.
So many former students showed up at Brian Johnson’s last concert in Austin, Minn., that there was hardly anyone left in the audience by the time they took the stage. Read more →
St. Louis is the greatest baseball city in America. Anyone who’s ever watched a game there knows that. Read more →
There are angels who walk among us and they are mostly unrecognized until they pick up a paintbrush in a hospital and turn a necessary mask that scares kids with cancer into a Star Wars character who could be the difference between living and dying.
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This would have been Mr. Rogers’ 90th birthday if he hadn’t died and left us all to fend for ourselves. Read more →
Here’s your daily dose of sweetness. Fill in your own words.
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NPR’s Bob Mondello took and tweeted this photo of the All Things Considered staff and retiring host Robert Siegel. It is packed with so many more than 1,000 words. This picture, however, comes with words. Read more →
In Virginia, Sepp Shirey is a dedicated member of the Atlee High football team, putting in his work though it requires more effort because of cerebral palsy. Read more →
Steve Winfree has a lot of worries on his mind. He started dialysis in November and he needs a kidney for a transplant. But he’s not so consumed with worry that he can’t appreciate the excitement of opening a new pack of Topps baseball cards.
It’s a stress-relief hobby for him and his wife, Heather. Read more →