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.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old
The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.
Endorsed candidate's campaign video used antisemitic trope at MN GOP convention
The video aired before GOP-backed secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett's speech at the state party convention.
Brooklyn Center rejects plans for MN's first ever 'car vending machine'
The proposal by Carvana was rejected in a split vote.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka
The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.
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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