Dr. Erik Bostrom sews and embroiders blankets for every baby he delivers, including Reese Hietalati, held here by mom Lacie.

Rural Minnesota doctor sews a baby blanket for every newborn he delivers

Dr. Erik Bostrom of Aitkin isn't an obstetrician. But in rural hospitals, delivering babies is part of a family doctor's job. And for Bostrom, it's become his favorite part.
Bob Nelson (left) glued the backs of coloring sheets so Robert Fisher (right) could adhere them onto paper bags.
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Twin Cities-based movement gives retired men a place to talk, give back and feel valued

December 8
The Hopkins-based Men's Shed is part of an international movement to address growing concern about isolation and loneliness, particularly among men post-retirement.
At top, second-grader Koran Bright whispered a secret to Cynthia Brown-Thomas. Above, Cassandra Reid helped Eric Hill with his work. Both women said b
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Foster grandparent program is a win-win lesson for retirees and students

December 7
More than 200 seniors from low-income households in Washington, D.C., are working as foster grandparents in the city's schools.
Michael Rodriguez, who nearly died from West Nile virus in 2014, has channeled his experience into helping others at his Fit Body Boot Camp.
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California bodybuilder fights back from West Nile virus

December 7
The rare virus took Michael Rodriguez from a peak of health and professional success to a fight for his life.
Dori Wolgel, the tífilah educator at Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, reads from a Torah that survived the Holocaust as second g
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Tiny tattooed Torah becomes subject of Ed Asner-narrated film

December 7
"The Tattooed Torah" tells the story of a Torah small enough for a child to carry.
Students from iMatter, a youth-driven organization focused on climate change, posed with signs after recording a message at Rep.-elect Dean Phillips�
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From city halls to State Capitol, Minnesota youths lead the charge on climate

November 30
Across Minnesota, students are springing into action to combat climate change — and pushing their local governments to do the same.
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In Minneapolis, Grandma Ruth, 108, remains a 'perpetual volunteer'

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