Children at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in Minneapolis played in a pile of (plastic-wrapped) pillows, which will be donated to local homeless

Pillow fort at Minneapolis church is more than just fluffy fun

The pillows donated for the fort will provide comfort for homeless families.
Arielle Grant, founder and CEO of Render Free, a communal wellness organization for women of color, sat for her interview in “Shot of Influence.”
Inspired

Documentary showcases power of women, including its Minneapolis director

May 13
In Gabrieline Reece's documentary, local women share their thoughts on women's influence.
Merrill Pittman Cooper, 101, was awarded an honorary high school diploma in a surprise ceremony in Jersey City on March 19.
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At age 101, he finally gets his high school diploma

May 13
Trolley car driver in Philadelphia finally gets degree he craved.
Tens of thousands of western monarch butterflies cluster together on lace lichen and Monterey pines at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grov
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With a little human help, monarchs are back, at least this year

May 13
After years of decline, nearly 250,000 monarch butterflies descended upon the Pacific Coast this winter.
A pair of geese at Gibbs farm.
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May 13
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A graduate in Duluth.
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High school seniors: Tell us who inspired you this year

April 15
On Sunday, May 29, our monthly Who Inspires You feature will focus on the special people who made a difference to graduating seniors this year.
The Rev. Jen Crow
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After losing everything in a house fire, the Rev. Jen Crow found healing in helping others

May 6
A bolt of lightning took everything but her precious family. The experience led the Minneapolis minister on a journey of self-discovery and resilience.
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A tiny Brontë book, sold for $1.25 million, to return home

May 6
Book of poems by a young Charlotte Bronte will return to the remote parsonage on the moors of northern England where it was made.
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When Harry Met Kathy: Husband and wife score double honor as heroes of the game

May 6
When the St. Paul Saints approached the disabled veteran from Burnsville about being honored, he asked, "But what about my wife? She should be recognized too."