A former classmate of KOOL's Adam Abrams has a new tale to tell this holiday. Laura Lee Scott has penned The Santa Switch, a new book that brings a smart, modern-day Mrs. Claus to life, shedding light on all the work she so tirelessly does to get everything ready for Santa's big, annual toy drop.
Born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, Laura Lee Scott checks in with over 20 years of experience as a professional writer. Although The Santa Switch isn't the first children's book she's written, it's her first "solo" project as a children's author.
Laura, who now lives in Oregon with her family, says: "My hope is that this unique book -- and the subsequent series that's currently in the works -- will bring a modern Jessica Claus to life, and, in so doing, create a strong, positive female role model for children."
The KOOL Christmas Kid for Friday, December 13th is Abby Tutterow from Blake School in Hopkins. Even though Abby only 11, she has already helped raise more than $14,000 for Parkinson's disease research. In November, Abby hosted her second annual Pancakes for Parkinson's event to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Inspired by her grandmother, who has been living with Parkinson's for more than 12 years, Abby is motivated to help the search for a cure. For this year's party, Abby and her friend, Ruth teamed up to host a kid-run family fundraiser. On November 17th, they hosted more than 150 kids and adults at the Edina Country Club. They have managed to raise more than $8,000 and they are expecting to hit $10,000 by the end of the year. All of that great work makes Abby Tutterow our KOOL Christmas Kid today.
Is Trans-Siberian Orchestra's holiday show a tradition for your family? If so, you're in luck. The band is back for two performances at Target Center on December 14. Listen here as I chat with guitarist Al Pitrelli about TSO's music and the Christmas show that gets bigger and better every year.
This one is for any little boy who tried to put together the world's best treehouse. The ride into this one is the stuff kid dreams are made of. Simply awesome.
The Obamas have added to the family. Here's a look at Sunny, the First Family's new Portuguese water dog. (Mrs. Obama says Bo needed a playmate.)
Need a laugh? This pint-sized window washer should do it.
He shoots, he scores! Check out how a
In this clip from CBS Sunday Morning, Huey Lewis talks to CBS reporter John Blackstone about his love of music and of dealing with success after years of struggle.
A trio of fishermen recently caught a shark so large it could set a world record. They snagged it off the coast of Huntington Beach, California on Monday and were celebrating the catch by talking to the media on Tuesday.
The 11-foot long, more than 1,300 pound shark was caught about 15 miles offshore, and it took more than two hours to reel it in using a quarter-mile of finishing line.