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The best free concerts and live streams to watch while you’re in quarantine

You’re spending a lot of time at home. So are celebrities, musicians and actors. Since they’re not able to perform in front of crowds, they’re taking to Facebook and Instagram for free. Here’s a roundup of the best performances I’m finding. What have you…

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You can virtually donate a pint of ice cream to nurses and doctors

photo courtesy Sweet Science Ice Cream/Facebook I recently posted a story about how Girl Scout Troops are donating their cookies to nurses and doctors. Now, those hardworking professionals are able to enjoy another well-deserved sweet treat. Sweet Science Ice Cream, based out of Keg…

The Girl Scouts couldn’t finish cookie sales because of coronavirus. So they’re donating them to healthcare workers.

Spring is a special time of year. The heavy jackets go in the closet and those delicious Girl Scout cookies go on sale. I’m a Samoas/Caramel DeLights fan, myself. However, with COVID-19, Girl Scout cookie operations have come to a halt. Depending on their…

Twin Cities restaurants offering deals on gift cards to use later

The restaurant community is always there for us. They’re ready to serve you a drink when you’re out celebrating, they feed us when we don’t feel like doing dishes, and they work at times when we would rather be out with friends and family….

Minnesota non-profits and businesses delivering meals to those unable to leave their homes

For senior citizens and those with compromised autoimmune systems, leaving home during the COVID-19 pandemic is out of the question. However, life must continue. Below is a guide showcasing non-profits, restaurants and grocery stores who are delivering food to those who cannot go out…

Looking for another way to pass the time? Take a free online class geared towards adults

Millions of people around the world have been asked to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After you clean your house, scan old family photos, and binge a show on Netflix, social media isn’t the only answer. Instead, educate yourself. Here’s a…

The website where Kristen Bell and Chris Pine will read your kid a book for free

With schools closed due to COVID-19, parents are responsible for having to entertain their children all day. I was asked to create a page with free educational resources for students and parents, which you can view here. In particular, one website will help with…

Free educational resources for parents in this new normal

By request, I created a list of (free) online educational resources for parents as they spend more time at home with their school-aged children. I majored in Elementary Education in college and dreamed of being a teacher since the second grade. Life took me…

A growing list of programs and restaurants offering food to families in Minnesota

With all Minnesota students out of school March 18-27, and many closed even longer, families who rely on school breakfast and lunch will stretch to make sure their children are fed. Fortunately, Minnesota restaurants and organizations are swiftly adapting to the situation, offering free…

You could own a floating bed and breakfast on the Mississippi River

It sounds like a scene from a movie set — a floating bed and breakfast on the Mississippi River. It’s real — and the Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast is for sale. Liz Miller is the current owner and innkeeper of the Covington Inn,…