Can Do Canines is looking for volunteers to raise puppies in training to be assistance dogs. WCCO-TV says the organization will soon have three litters of puppies that will need homes and training for at least a year before the dogs are paired with someone with a disability.
Chapel of Love set to close at Mall of America after nearly 30 years
The owner cited retirement as the reason for the closure.
Man stabbed to death in his Minneapolis home identified
The victim's wife had an order of protection out against the suspect.
Mayo pediatrician discusses severe parechovirus infections in infants
The common virus can be serious for infants.
WaPo trawled Airbnb to find 'the most Midwestern things on the planet'
The Midwest loves its fish.
Services announced for teen killed in Apple River stabbing
Isaac Schuman died July 30.
Al Franken filling in as guest host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Franken, a comedian and former Minnesota senator, will perform comedy four nights in a row in Minneapolis following the appearance on the show.
1 dead, 1 critical after shooting at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis
It's the second killing in a week at the intersection in south Minneapolis.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Inmates help train puppies into service dogs at Duluth prison
Four puppies are on their way to becoming service dogs thanks to the efforts of a Twin Cities program and the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth. Through the program Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs, or PawPADs, inmates will take two years to train the puppies in to disability dogs to help diabetics and the physically handicapped.
Woman arrested for throwing puppies at boyfriend
Spring Lake Park police arrested a woman for animal cruelty after they say she threw three-week-old puppies at her boyfriend. Police say she threw the dogs out of a vehicle onto a parking lot pavement. They were uninjured. Police arrested the boyfriend, too, for allegedly breaking the woman's nose.
Defense in puppy drowning: Dogs were commercial, not pets
The lawyer for the woman accused of drowning puppies at her Sciota Township dog kennel says he will challenge the constitutionality of the law she is accused of violating more than a dozen times. Dayna K. Bell, 61, owns Bell Kennels and Farm, where three former employees say she drowned puppies in a bucket of water or by tying a cinder block to the animals' necks and throwing them in a swimming pool.
Nonprofit donates 5,000+ bikes to kids, needs volunteers
The 5-year-old Minneapolis-based nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz gave away more than 5,000 donated bicycles to children last year, making it the largest donor of free bikes in the nation. This holiday season, the organization is aiming higher, but the organizers need more donations and volunteer labor.
Dog breeder accused of drowning puppies will fight cruelty charges
The lawyer for a Dakota County dog breeder says the puppies his client allegedly drowned were not pets. He maintains "commercial" animals are subject to a different set of rules than pets. Dayna Bell faces 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
New York Mills breeder says she 'never once delivered a puppy' to a meat market
An embattled dog breeder in New York Mills says she forfeited her license because she was 'sick to death of animal rights people.' Kathy Bauck says she never delivered dogs to a New York meat market, despite forms that say she did. Her business was at the center of a now discredited WCCO-TV report about dogs being sold for meat.
Marriage amendment foes recruiting volunteers nationally
Opponents of Minnesota's marriage amendment plan to bring in volunteers from other states to campaign against the measure. Three national gay rights groups are coordinating a recruiting effort to get volunteers to spend a week in any of four states that are voting on marriage. Minnesota's amendment would have the Constitution define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
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