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Tag: Minneapolis

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.

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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…

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

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 roundup of…

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…

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

Updated 5/10/20 With all Minnesota students out of school, 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 meals to those who need…