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Where Minnesotans can donate clothing and household goods during COVID-19

Updated 7/11/20 If you’re like me, you have dug through drawers and cleaned out closets while spending more time at home. Now you have bags worth of items you would like to donate. But are all those organizations closed? Short answer: no. Here’s a…

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Vacation without leaving Minnesota

Do your Brainerd Lakes stay the right way by skipping the conventional hotel and heading to a resort.

Don’t cut your hair in quarantine. Let it grow…and donate it

Chances are you have seen someone shave their head or give themself a haircut as hair salons continue to stay closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. For most, giving yourself a haircut isn’t a best bet. Instead, let it grow and donate it. I asked…

Know what’s in your mailbox before you open it

According to the USPS, users can see images of the exterior address side of incoming letter-size mail and package tracking information on Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, and other trackable parcels.

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…

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…