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‘Third Time’s the Charm’ in 2016 MOST Amazing Race

Team "The Third Time's the Charm" wins the 2016 MOST Amazing Race, living up to their name and taking home the $5,000 grand prize...

September 25, 2016 | Stories

Olu Waseye lived out of his car for two months

Update on ‘happy’ homeless man

In February, we told the story of Olu Waseye, a 64-year-old man experiencing homelessness in Mankato, Minn...

September 23, 2016 | Featured

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Answering the call to serve in Duluth

It was 1987 when Nancy Leslie, then 32, walked through the doors of The Salvation Army in Duluth and accepted a job answering phones. It didn't take long for her to answer a different call...

September 22, 2016 | Stories

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The MOST Amazing Race returns Sept. 24

The 11th annual MOST Amazing Race kicks of Sat. Sept. 24, with teams vying for prizes and raising money for a great cause...

September 21, 2016 | Press Releases

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Donations in Action: Stoking a fire of hope

A family receives firewood, a mother and pregnant daughter get help after losing everything, a family gets a needed push to achieve self-sufficiency - three ways your gifts are doing the most good...

September 20, 2016 | Stories

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Volunteering gives warmth to hundreds of kids

It’s that time of year again. Inevitably, it will get cold in Minnesota and North Dakota sooner rather than later, which is why one group chose to volunteer their time by doing what they do best: knit...

September 19, 2016 | Blogs

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Devotional: A time for everything

The lazy days of summer are gone. But life isn’t always about sunshine and hammocks. It’s about staying positive and active, and taking life as it comes...

September 15, 2016 | Stories

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Why we’re supporting the number 11

In this time of mourning, Mr. and Mrs. Wetterling have posed a request: use the number 11 as a symbol of hope. Which is why we've made a list with 11 ways you can be directly involved in positively impacting our community...

September 9, 2016 | Blogs

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Need prayer? Ask the maintenance guy

Dave Kruger is the facilities manager at the Rochester Salvation Army. When he’s not busy waxing floors, fixing leaky pipes, or changing lightbulbs, he prays with people in need...

September 7, 2016 | Blogs

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Fillmore County officers go school shopping

Fillmore County hosted its annual 'Shop with a Cop' event Saturday, August 27. Ten children were selected to receive clothes and school supplies...

September 6, 2016 | Stories

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8 Questions to ask yourself before volunteering

A good way to make sure you’re prepared to take on a volunteer position is by asking yourself these eight questions...

September 2, 2016 | Blogs

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Strengths and struggles of a new school year

A new school year is upon us and within the walls of classrooms, friendships will be born, knowledge attained, and passions discovered...

August 31, 2016 | Blogs

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