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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Here are some of the latest links featured on KARE 11 newscasts.

Friday, Jan. 20

A website from the MN government allows people to sign up to adopt (and name) a storm drain in their neighborhood. Adopt-a-Drain.

Friday, Jan. 13

Several winter events have been postponed or relocated due to the recent weather conditions. The Luminary Loppet has been pushed back to Feb. 18, while the Art Shanty Projects moved to Lake Harriet Bandshell Park. 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

The Minnesota Department of Health has four additional free COVID-19 at-home rapid tests available to all Minnesota households through the state's online ordering program.

Monday, Jan. 2

The nonprofit Senior Community Services recruits volunteers to help seniors clear their driveways and sidewalks of snow when winter weather makes it tough to shovel. The services allow seniors to get to their doctor's appointments, visit with family, and carry out their day-to-day tasks with ease.

Click this link if you'd like to volunteer to shovel snow this season.

RELATED: Hennepin County-based nonprofit looking for guardian snow angels to help seniors

Thursday, Dec. 29

Were your plans impacted by Southwest Airlines' recent travel disruptions?

The airline says all customers traveling through Jan. 2, 2023 are able to rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 30 days of your original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with their accommodation procedures) without paying additional charges.

Click here to learn how you can get reimbursed.

RELATED: Southwest flight canceled? Here's how to get your money back

Monday, Dec. 26

Students at Glen Lake Elementary School in Minnetonka are raising money to build an accessible playground for all students.

To help with their fundraising efforts through their GoFundMe page, click here.

RELATED: Glen Lake 5th graders seek support for inclusive playground

Tuesday, Nov. 1

6 p.m.

See if you qualify for a free home lead test through Hennepin County by clicking here.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Looking for some holiday cheer? Check out this list of dazzling light shows that'll be on display across the Twin Cities this holiday season!

RELATED: GLOW Holiday Festival is coming to CHS Field

RELATED: Ice Castles returns to the Twin Cities in early 2023

RELATED: Dayton's Project Winter Maker's Market returns to downtown Minneapolis

Monday, Oct. 10

Sunrise

The Nicole Middendorf Foundation offers women and men a support system for one whole year with financial help, legal help, and getting a life coach, to help get domestic abuse survivors back on their feet. 

Wednesday, Oct. 5

10 p.m.

When Twin Cities Hall of Fame broadcaster Pat Miles lost her husband of 14 years to pancreatic cancer, she found comfort by embracing her journalistic roots.

In her book, "Before All Is Said And Done," she writes not just about grief and loss but gives practical advice on how to prepare for death while living.

You can buy your copy on Amazon

Friday, Sept. 16

Breaking The News

Local fashion designer Mai See Heurh Vue of M.Heurh Designs is putting a modern spin on traditional Hmong clothing. To seem more of her work, click here.

Friday, Sept. 9

Breaking The News

A memorial at the Lee Peterson Tree Farm Apple Orchard in Becker, Minnesota features a wall of hand-crafted dog tags to represent the fallen soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information about the Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Veterans Memorial, click here.

Tuesday, July 12

The city of St Paul is beginning work on a 10-year plan to replace all lead service lines in the city, and homeowners can take part free of charge. For more information, and to find out if you’re home is eligible, click here.

If you have questions about lead in your drinking water, and the risks posed by lead service lines across the state, the Minnesota Department of Health has information here.

Tuesday, July 5

If you or someone you know is facing a mental health crisis, there is help available from the following resources:

Monday, June 27

An untouched 40-acre stand of red pine trees towers over the forest floor in the Chippewa National Forest, known today as "The Lost 40." In the late 1800s, Minnesota was one of the largest timber-producing states in the country, but 144 acres of the pines went untouched by loggers when a surveying error mapped the area as part of Coddington Lake. Because of the mistake, the trees went uncut.

RELATED: KARE in the Air: The Lost 40

Friday, March 11

6:30 p.m.

Polish Humanitarian Action's mission is to make the world a better place by alleviating human suffering and promoting humanitarian values.

PAH organizes and provides humanitarian, developmental, non-profit, charitable, socially useful and educational aid as well as works to counteract social exclusion. 

Click here for more information, or if you'd like to donate.

6:30 p.m.

Jookender, a community organization serving Russian-speaking Jewish families, offers outcome-based activities in an effort to introduce and expose secular, non-affiliated Russian-speaking Jewish families to Jewish heritage and culture via fun, interactive, and educational activities.  

If you'd like to support Jookender's efforts for the people of Ukraine, click here.

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