Chris Pangle, left, helped resort chef Brian Chaffee load food and supplies into Chaffee’s van at Loaves & Fishes in Minneapolis before a 360-mile r

Twin Cities nonprofits boost deliveries of free food to people in need in greater Minn.

While poverty and homelessness may be more visible in the Twin Cities, it's not a problem confined to urban areas.
Mary Myers Corwin, with veteran Roberto Oviedo, uses art to offer hope.

Minnesota artists' portraits salute four-legged lifesavers for vets

A new exhibit highlights the stories of American veterans and their struggles after returning home from war.
Molly Baeverstad, marketing manager for Eastside Food Co-op which just launched FARE: Food Access to Restore Equity

Minneapolis' Eastside Food Co-op makes food access 'FARE'

People of limited means are often denied the health benefits and simple pleasures of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Author Gina Mulligan, founder of Girls Love Mail, at her dining room table beside a basket filled with the letters she received during her treatment.

A breast cancer support campaign shows the power of handwritten letters

Girls Love Mail sends handwritten cards and letters of support to breast cancer patients across the United States.
Muriel Klein and comedian Michael Piper-Younie in July 2019.

Comedians are being hired by the hour to help dementia patients

When humor truly is the best medicine.
From left, Tanush Apte, 11; Mihir Ganguli, 14; Shiv Nair, 13; and Govind Mohandas, 13, during a break at cricket practice in Sterling, Va.

Crickets! These American Gen Zers passionate about the sport of their immigrant parents

U.S.-born kids are wild about cricket, a sport with deep immigrant roots.

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Trip to South Korea helps Minnesota son complete his veteran father's story

November 8
An unexpected opportunity to visit South Korea offered answers and renewed pride for the son of a Korean War veteran.

Cutest Wild fans demonstrate 'Minnesota Nice' in viral video

October 29
For their kindness, the kids were surprised with new gear and game tickets from Wild player Jason Zucker and his wife, Carly.