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Tag: covid

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.

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.

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…

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

Updated 6/3/20 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…

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…

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…