Dual transplant patient makes donation to Ronald McDonald House

Good News Notes: “After receiving a dual organ transplant at Mayo Clinic, a man from the Washington, D.C. area and his wife are showing their gratitude. The couple, Ronald and Joanna High, made a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Friday morning. They have been staying in Rochester since early October, 2019. Ronald had been…

Injured Bald Eagle Rescued In Brooklyn Center

 Good News Notes: “The Brooklyn Center Police Department says a runner was out for a morning jog in central Minnesota on Tuesday when she came upon an injured bald eagle. The bald eagle was laying on the ground without moving in a “well camouflaged area,” according to a post on social media.” View the whole…

Plymouth puppy gets stuck in ceiling; firefighters come to the rescue

Good News Notes: “A little pup got itself in a big pickle Wednesday night in a Plymouth home. Plymouth firefighters were called to a home on a report that a puppy had gotten itself trapped inside the walls, according to a Facebook post from the city of Plymouth. Somehow, the puppy found a small opening…

Dobnaks give back to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Good News Notes: “It all started out as a fun footnote buried deep in the Twins’ game notes, courtesy of an enterprising media relations intern. It has spiraled into what the newly formed Dobnak family hopes can be the start of a meaningful giving relationship. This holiday season, Randy and Aerial Dobnak are now happily…

Gorgui Dieng gives back with charity work in native Senegal

Good News Notes: “Gorgui Dieng is one of two Senegalese players in the NBA, but back home he might be better known for his philanthropic work.” “And Dieng isn’t wasting his privileged position. With the help of Minnesota-based global health nonprofit MATTER he set up the  Gorgui Dieng Foundation” “The foundation provides aid to Senegal…

Landen Hoffman, boy tossed off Mall of America balcony, now walking

Good News Notes: “The 5-year-old boy hurled off a Mall of America balcony by a stranger in April is now ‘walking perfectly’ and even back at school, his family says.” “Landen Hoffman fell nearly 40 feet from the balcony of the Minnesota mall — breaking his skull, face bones, both arms and a leg — when…

NBA star donating $22 for every point he scores this season to charity

Good News Notes: “Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins announced Sunday he plans to donate $22 for every point he scores to help children who face barriers to participating in organized sports.  It’s the second straight season Wiggins will be donating money. The donation amount is the same number of his basketball jersey.” “The goal is…