Thirteen-year-old hot dog entrepreneur Jaequan Faulkner served up a hot dog meals to Yvonne Ross and her son Drameris Ross, 7, at his hot dog stand, M

Teen's hot dog stand serves up food, inspiration, with Mpls. inspectors' blessing

Jaequan Faulkner earned a permit from Mpls. for his entrepreneurial venture.
Volunteer Dale Hammerschmidt rode in a triple seater with clients Pallavi Shattuck, left, and Amy Ward, center. Caito Bowles-Roth and her husband Tomm
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Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling helps people with disabilities learn to ride

July 14
Nonprofit brings joy back to people who thought they could no longer ride a bike.
Stephanie Williams, Michelle Smith, Peggy Berg, Amanda Floyd, Sue Hammond and Stacy Lahti made Knitted Knockers prostheses.
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How Twin Cities knitters are creating breast prostheses with yarn

July 13
Michelle Smith's group is working with Knitted Knockers, a nonprofit organization based in Washington state that provides lightweight, breathable prostheses out of soft yarn.
With the passenger seat and much of the back taken up by their new northern catalpa tree, partners Anders Erickson, driver's seat, and Signa Weise, re
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Tree Trust adds half million trees to Twin Cities canopy with training program

July 6
Since its founding in 1976, the nonprofit has added nearly 500,000 trees and shrubs to the Twin Cities and mobilized nearly 60,000 paid interns and volunteers.
Neda Kellogg, center, founded Project Diva to help mentor girls and offer them the resources she didn’t have when she was young.
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Project Diva founder bolsters black girls with intensive, immersive mentorship

July 6
Neda Kellogg is "being who she needed at the time when she was young."
Children including Logan Hoyt, left, and Jude Riley, right, of Lakeville, MN, laid on “Gideon the comfort dog,” as he went on a walk with Pam Lien
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Lutheran K-9 ministry links faith and fur in Minnesota

July 6
Bloomington church's "comfort dog" is one of a kind in the state
The Vikings surprised Millie Wall by sending her some tickets to her first playoff game for her upcoming 100th birthday.
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Vikings superfan Millie Wall celebrates 100 years

July 6
As birthday wishes rolled, she's betting on the Vikings again.
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Some heroes don't wear capes, they teach chess

July 6
About 300 Chicago Public Schools students spent a day at Guaranteed Rate Field for a chess extravaganza.
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Beating the odds: Siblings grew up in poverty and all earn advanced degrees

July 13
"We were four kids, all raised by a single mother on government assistance, yet we beat all the odds," Mary Gil-Guerrero said.
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