This Minneapolis organization is giving away millions of dollars
I have been writing a series of articles aimed at spreading positive news. These articles look at people that are doing all they can to help their community. Today I want to look at an organization that has helped countless people in Minneapolis and across Minnesota for almost 70 years.
A Guide to the 3 Best Places to Visit in Minnesota
Minnesota is a state with a lot to offer visitors. From the bustling cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul to the scenic beauty of the North Shore, there are plenty of things to see and do in Minnesota.
Hanging of the Dakota 38: The Largest Mass Execution in US History Took Place on December 26, 1862
"We have waited a long time. The money is ours, but we cannot get it. We have no food, but here are these stores, filled with food. We ask that you, the agent, make some arrangement by which we can get food from the stores, or else we may take our own way to keep ourselves from starving. When men are hungry they help themselves" ~ Taoyateduta (Little Crow), 1862.
Bride includes stepson in wedding vows: "I promise I will love you as if you were my own"
Vanessa Lynch, 30, wanted to show Henry, her stepson, that getting married to his father would include him too and that they could all live happily as a family after the wedding.
Five American restaurants in Minnesota that are considered the best places to eat in the state
Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from OpenTable and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes. If you're in the state of Minnesota and are in the mood for some classic American food, you may want to consider going to one of the following restaurants.
Professional Six-Day Racer, Minneapolis Bicyclist Leona "Dottie" Farnsworth (c. 1873 - 1902)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - An explosion in popularity of bicycling followed the introduction of the "safety" bicycle in the mid-1880s. It was intoxicating to travel as far as your wheels would take you, and soon a large portion of society was riding a bicycle. There were also social benefits. Bicycles played a crucial role in the drive for better public roads during this time, as well as being a driving force behind the women's emancipation movement of the era.
Six siblings in foster care get adopted together: "They found their home"
A couple who lives in Minnesota decided to adopt six siblings after they had to live in different houses for many years due to their parents' neglect. Ruby Celada and Armando Ayala were beaming as they signed the adoption papers in Minnehaha County Courthouse, and the happy moment held all smiles as the family of eight was getting ready to start on a journey of love that would last a lifetime.
The 1970 Ambush of St. Paul Police Officer James Sackett
St. Paul Police Officer James Sackett (1970)St. Paul Police Department. On May 21, 1970, twenty-seven-year-old St. Paul Patrolman James Sackett, only on the job eighteen months, returned to work after enjoying a short paternal leave after the birth of his fourth child. Sackett's professional life was the fulfillment of his lifelong ambitions. Shortly after midnight, Sackett was murdered while responding to a call for help for a pregnant woman.
Snow Showers Continue Throughout Northern Minnesota This Afternoon
Travel disruptions are predicted this morning in sections of the northern and central Red River Valleys, as wet roadways have become ice overnight. By mid-morning, most of the affected regions should have seen significant improvement.
Minnesota Vikings Contract Rumors: Is A Justin Jefferson Contract Extension Coming Soon?
Vikings rumors are up in the air when it comes to a potential Justin Jefferson extension. The wide receiver market in the NFL has exploded this offseason with the likes of Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill getting PAID. Jefferson spoke on the matter recently and said that he was excited to see what was in store for the future. Jefferson is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL after only 2 years in the NFL and deserves to be paid soon. Chat Sports host Mitchell Renz breaks it all down in today’s video. #NFL
The richest person in Minnesota
Each year, Forbes releases its annual list of billionaires. This year the list had 2,668 billionaires around the world. Of these, five of them live in Minnesota. But today, I wanted to look at the richest person in Minnesota.
The Eviction of the Easter Bunny from St. Paul's City Hall (March 22, 2006)
ST. PAUL, MN - In the days leading up to Easter 2006 a cloth bunny, pastel colored-eggs, and a sign reading “Happy Easter” were taken down from the lobby of the St. Paul City Council offices after concerns over the appropriateness of publicly recognizing the Christian holiday in a government building. The simple act of putting up decorations ignited a political firestorm that reached every corner of the United States—and parts of the world.
Constans v. Schmidt: End of the North Star Brewery and Birth of the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Co.
The business partnership between William Constans and Jacob Schmidt began on August 4, 1884 when Schmidt purchased a fifty-percent interest in the North Star Brewery. With this purchased he replaced Reinhold Koch as part-owner of the brewery located down-creek from Swede Hollow at the foot of St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff.
Vikings NFL Draft Rumors: Should The Minnesota Vikings Trade Down In The 2022 NFL Draft?
Minnesota Vikings draft rumors are highly speculative with the 2022 NFL Draft getting closer and closer everyday. Rumors have started to circulate that the Minnesota Vikings might want to trade down in the 1st Round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Vikings currently hold the #12 overall pick and have been mocked to be drafting Derek Stingley Jr. with that pick. There are plenty of suitors that can trade up to that pick including The New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. The question remains, will the Vikings trade their pick? Chat Sports host Tom Downey breaks it all down. #NFL
A Family of Five From Minnesota Is The World’s Tallest Family
Meet the Trapp family, whose combined height is half a tennis court long. The Trapp family from Minnesota, now the world's tallest family.Guinness World Records. The Guinness Book of World Records confirms the world's tallest family, the Trapp family from Esko, MN. Half a tennis court is the length of the family's combined height. The average height of the family members is 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in).
Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Should The Vikings Re-Sign Anthony Barr In NFL Free Agency
Minnesota Vikings rumors are swirling with NFL Free Agency winding down and the 2022 NFL Draft less than a month away. One of the major question marks for the Vikings this offseason has been what to do with Anthony Barr who hit NFL Free Agency this year. It seemed like the Vikings were going to go in another direction but with Barr’s market being nonexistent, could the Vikings re-sign Barr to a cheap deal? Chat Sports host Tom Downey breaks down the possibility of bringing Barr back in today’s video. #NFL
The Bicycle Scorcher Menace of the 1890s
ST. PAUL, MN - The safety bicycle revolutionized bicycling in Minnesota (and beyond) in the mid-1880s. More and more people began riding, and the bicycle’s popularity grew exponentially. Despite this, little was done to accommodate the new mode of transportation. Ever-increasing numbers of bicyclists, called “wheelmen,” rode on sidewalks packed with pedestrians. Frequent collisions made travel unsafe and led city officials to pass an ordinance that forced riders off of city sidewalks and onto the street.
Modist Brewing, Bud Light, 'Dilly Dilly,' and a Cease & Desist Letter
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - At noon on December 1, 2017, Minneapolis craft brewer Modist Brewing Co. officially launched its latest offering, a limited-release Mosaic Double IPA titled 'Dilly Dilly' in its North Loop taproom. A little more than two hours later, a representative of Anheuser-Busch's InBev, the company that produces and distributes Bud Light, walked through their doors to present one of the most unique cease & desist letters in recent memory.
Minnesota moose population highest in a decade despite predators and diseases
The moose population in northwestern Minnesota is almost extinct, which is why the DNR is focused on preserving the viable population in northeastern Minnesota. The 2022 population survey by DNR estimates the moose population in northeastern Minnesota at 4,700, at its highest since 2011.
The Raid of Blind Pig Saloons in St. Paul's Midway District (April 15, 1904)
ST. PAUL, MN - In January 1885, Merriam Park was incorporated into the city limits of St. Paul. In negotiations, the parties involved agreed that no saloon would be licensed within a four-mile radius of the newly annexed area, beginning with Merriam Park at the center. This agreement included a portion of the 200-acre region to the north known as the Midway district.