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The best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities

From a bottle of wine worth your age to free car washes, I rounded up the best freebies you can snag on your birthday.

Driving 8 hours one-way to rehearsal: the power of One Voice Mixed Chorus

During its history, One Voice Mixed Chorus has partnered with 20 local nonprofit organizations, commissioned more than 30 new choral pieces, performed with over 50 middle and high schools, and brought their mission and music to greater Minnesota for more than 15 years.

You can buy sleeves of Minnesota State Fair cups for use at home

I stopped by the Fairgrounds to purchase two sleeves of cups, and the process is extremely easy. There was no line when I visited, although there was a steady flow of customers.

Dedicate a bench to someone who loves the Minnesota State Fair

Originally published August 2019, updated July 2020

Multiple people on my Facebook page asked me about the memorial benches you see around the Minnesota State Fair. They wanted to know how many there are, who gets one, and if you get to choose where they go.… Read the rest

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.

Minneapolis nonprofit expected to deliver more than 600,000 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.