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 growing list of free online classes and seminars adults can take.

There are plenty of educational resources for K-12 students, too. I have those listed here.

Join these winemakers for a virtual wine tasting on June 5th.
  •  You can take a virtual wine tasting! A group of winemakers from Slovenia and Croatia are hosting a virtual wine tasting on June 5th, and you are able to try the wines they’re chatting about! Those in the Twin Cities have until May 31st to pick them up. If you need them shipped, you need to place your order by May 24th. The event is broadcast on Zoom.
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A virtual cooking class is available on demand on Facebook and YouTube.
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Many resources from the Minnesota Historical Society’s library are available online.
  • Want to do some research on your own? Residents of Minnesota are able to use the Minnesota Historical Society’s digital resources to search their family’s history for free. Local birth, death, marriage, census, immigration and military records, along with newspapers and historical photos on their website. Note, once it’s safe to venture back outside, head to the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul. There, Minnesotans are able to access for free. Learn more here.
  • Need to get off the couch? Planet Fitness is offering free 20 minute at-home workouts on their Facebook page.
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The Minnesota restaurant where you can get Cheese Curd Pizza

It’s time to drop everything and drive to the Pizza Barn. Their Cheese Curd Pizza with a ranch dressing sauce needs to be your next meal.

Pizza Barn originally opened in Princeton, Minnesota in 1983 (Princeton is about 50 minutes north of Downtown Minneapolis). Back then, Pizza Barn was the only pizzeria in town. Today, they have some competition. Pizza Barn is currently one of six pizza shops in Princeton, which has less than 5,000 residents. But this Cheese Curd Pizza definitely sets them apart.

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Cheese curds, more cheese and a ranch dressing sauce. Yes please.

The cheese curds Pizza Barn uses come from a farm in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. They add more cheese (because why not), and once it comes out of the oven, it becomes a greasy, delicious slice of heaven.

Pizza Barn offers their Cheese Curd Pizza in 10″ and 14″ regular and deep dish options. They also sell take-and-bake pizzas so you can stock up for later.

Pizza Barn is open 11:00 – 9:00 Monday – Thursday, 11:00 – 10:00 Friday – Saturday, and 4:00 – 9:00 Sunday.

Pizza Barn
128 N Rum River Drive
Princeton, MN 55371