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Wounded Veteran Given Mortgage-Free Home in Shoreview

A local veteran on Wednesday will have a brand new place to call home. Retired Lance Corporal Tom Jacobson was serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq when he was hit by an IED in August 2007. He was honored with a Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon before being medically retired from service in October 2009...



  • Minneapolis Group Builds New Lives Through Green Deconstruction

    Some people are getting a second chance to build a new life by tearing down old homes. The Minneapolis non-profit Better Futures Minnesota takes apart and recycles homes while giving workers a new beginning. They hire homeless men or those coming out of prison. In this type of green deconstruction anything in the home that can be saved is sold or recycled...

  • Yard Waste Pickup Begins in Minneapolis

    In a sign that the warmer weather is here to stay, yard waste pickup season has begun in Minneapolis. According to the city, Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can now put compostable bags of yard waste, bundles of brush and reusable yard waste containers next to their garbage cans by 6 a.m. on their garbage collection day...

  • Angie's List Report: Avoid Home Improvement Disasters

    This is the time of year when many homeowners get to work on home improvement projects, some with the intent of making their home a better sell. Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, has advice to help you avoid home improvement disasters...  

  • Image: Tyson Foods Inc. Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets for 'Foreign Matter'

    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 75,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with "foreign matter", officials announced Friday. "Tyson is voluntarily recalling 5-pound bags of frozen white meat chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club locations nationwide. Products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer are not affected by the recall, Tyson officials said...

  • Red Cross App to Help Pets in Case of Emergency

    In times of disaster emergencies, Red Cross not only wants to make sure you are prepared, but also your pets. April is Pet First Aid month, and the Red Cross has a new app to keep your furry family members healthy...









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