For many Ugandan girls, these colorful outfits made by University of Minnesota design students are the first new pieces of clothing they’ve owned.

Ugandan orphans treasure clothing made just for them by University of Minnesota design students

Every year since the class began in 2012, they have sent clothes to Blue House Uganda, an orphanage for girls in a small Ugandan village founded by a U alumna.
Members of the 1913 University of Minnesota Women’s Suffrage Club.

100th anniversary of women's suffrage reason to celebrate across Minnesota

Minnesota is gearing up to commemorate the centennial with events, exhibits and educational outreach across the state.
Aletta Brady.

For this award-winning Minnesotan, the climate crisis is personal

Aletta Brady created a web-based platform, called Our Climate Voices, to humanize the climate crisis by gathering and sharing personal stories.

A circus performer and his beloved Chihuahua have become the NBA's 'premier' halftime act

"Christian and Scooby" have become regulars on the halftime circuit, logging more than 200 shows at NBA and college games since 2013.
Teresa Giuliana, an ambassador of hope with Project Home, stands outside of Reading Terminal Market on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. When vendors of the Read

The 'angel' of the food market encourages the homeless to come inside

For Terez Giuliana's "regulars," the market isn't just a food court or a grocery, but a shelter.
From left, back, Nikki Rajahn, North Fayette Elementary School Principal Lisa Moore, Madison and Morghan Reckley, Brooklyn and Blake Rajahn show off s

After a year of being bullied, 6-year-old responds with kindness

The boy's story was featured on "Good Morning America" and parenting blogs. Producers at the "Today" show and Ellen DeGeneres' show reached out.

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Minnesotans have filled old-fashioned phone line with positive messages for 25 years

December 6
With the Ideas for Positive Living line, volunteers transport callers back to a simpler time.

Minnesota nonprofit, technical college make instruments affordable for young musicians

December 6
Playing an instrument is an expensive endeavor, but help is on the way for families that have a tough time finding the $20 to $40 a month in their budget for rental fees.