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The owner of PinKU Japanese Street Food is cooking up something good in Northeast Minneapolis

The crispy shrimp, served on seasoned rice with a spicy mayonnaise, is incredible.

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Minneapolis nonprofit expected to deliver 700,000 free meals to those with life-threatening illnesses in 2020

Open Arms started amidst an epidemic. They’re built to help Minnesotans in need during COVID-19.

Best bowling alleys in the Twin Cities

It’s an activity good for the whole family, fun for a date night, and it’s relatively inexpensive. Votes were tallied to find four of the best bowling alleys in the Twin Cities.

20 Minnesota nonprofits providing a platform for the Black community

These groups are doing God’s work to make sure we all live in a safe world, allowing everyone to have a platform to stand on.

Organizations providing food to Minneapolis and Saint Paul residents, plus ways you can help

Here is your opportunity to help the helpers. Find a list of Minneapolis organizations providing food to residents.

Helping the Helpers: Supporting MN nonprofits after protests

As protests continue, nonprofits, the organizations who tirelessly give to our neighbors, were caught in the crossfire. Within minutes, decades of history were erased as property burned. Windows were smashed.

Minnesota camp serving youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS forced to cancel in 2020

It’s one week where kids can truly be themselves, and hundreds of campers look forward to it all year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the camps for youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, operated by One Heartland, are canceled, leaving the nonprofit facing an uncertain future.

A list of drive-in theaters open around Minnesota, and how they’re adapting to COVID guidelines

Here’s a list of drive-in theaters ready to welcome you, along with ways many of them are adapting to new social distancing guidelines.

You Betcha: Brush up on your Minnesota slang

As you’ll see in the movies Fargo and Drop Dead Gorgeous, Minnesotans are known for elongating the letters a and o in speech (boooat, baaag). But if you want to sound more like a native, use these terms.

When adversity hits: handling misfortune during COVID-19

ad·ver·si·ty /ədˈvərsədē/ noun difficulties; misfortune. COVID-19 reshaped our society. Millions more Americans have turned to food shelves and rely on unemployment checks for support. For many, finding the money to pay rent and put dinner on the table can be extremely stressful.  It’s these…