GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Here are some of the latest links featured on KARE 11 newscasts.
Monday, Oct. 3
Memorial Blood Centers is looking for eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support relief efforts for Hurricane Ian.
From start to finish, giving blood takes about an hour. To learn more and schedule an appointment, visit Memorial Blood Centers' website or call 888-448-3252.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
As Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida, many people will begin looking for ways to help those impacted by the storm. Click here for a list of organizations collecting donations to help those affected by Ian in the coming days and weeks.
Youth Performance Company has provided musicals and plays with themes of inclusivity and social chance, a mission new artistic director Maya Washington said she's excited to be part of.
To learn more about Youth Performance Center, click here.
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, Aug. 30
The National Black Police Association's Minnesota chapter plans to host a holiday party this December. They're also working on a college scholarship fund. Donations for that can be made here.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
The International Monarch Monitoring Blitz goes through Sunday, Aug. 7 and volunteers say signing up is easy.
For more information, visit The Monarch Joint Venture's website.
Thursday, July 28
Packed House Live is a streaming marketplace focused on guiding creators with producing, marketing and selling their exclusive video/audio projects.
To learn more about Packed House Live, pre-order the "Switcheroo" stream and/or RSVP for the film's in-person premiere, click here.
Wednesday, July 27
Join in on an evening filled with Ukrainian food, drinks, singing and dancing at the Ukrainian American Community Center to benefit the Prosthetics for Ukrainians Fund.
The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 at 8 p.m.
For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Tuesday, July 26
The University of Minnesota has formed its first-ever Strategic Safety Advisory Committee, made up of students, faculty, staff, parents, members of the business community and other university stakeholders.
The committee has already put together a long list of initiatives, outlined 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.
Wednesday, July 6
To see if you qualify for frontline worker pay, visit the state's website, here. The application deadline is July 22 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5
If you or someone you know is facing a mental health crisis, there is help available from the following resources:
Monday, July 4
Six teens were injured in a crash near Ham Lake Thursday night. A GoFundMe for one of the teens, Lauren Coffey, has been set up online.
Thursday, June 30
For more information about the road construction projects near you, visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.
Tuesday, June 28
Arm in Arm in Africa tells KARE 11 their fundraising event is sold out, but you can still find ways to donate to their cause year-round, on their website.
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
Wednesday, June 15
Since June 2016, Ramsey County and its partners have provided free cable gun locks, which continue to be available while supplies last.
Call ahead for availability at these locations, and ask staff for assistance to receive your free cable gun lock.
Wednesday, June 8
A new loan assistance program in St. Louis Park is attempting to close the gap when it comes to historic disparities in housing.
The program is available for first-generation home buyers whose income limit is just under $80,000 for families of four. Click here for more information.
Monday, May 16
On Saturday, May 14, 10 people died and three others were injured in a mass shooting that targeted members of a predominately Black community in Buffalo, New York.
With people across the country looking for ways to support the the victims and their families, GoFundMe set up a website directing donors to verified fundraisers.
Friday, March 11
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.
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.
Thursday, March 3
Created by couple Stephanie and Vince Fowler, Austin | Fowler creates bags that can be used for work, travel, everyday or as a diaper bag.
Thursday, Jan. 20
YMCA of the North and Every Meal are once again handing out free meal bags to those in need. There's no qualification requirements, and no contact information is collected. Meals can be picked up Monday-Friday at a participating Y location. Find the full list on the YMCA of the North website.
Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021
If you're a Minnesotan in need of mental health support for a child, contact the Washburn Center for Children 612-871-1454
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some Washburn Center’s services continue to be offered via telehealth (virtual/web-based). Some programs are beginning to return to in clinic settings with safety and wellness requirements. To learn what program is right for your child and family, call the intake number above.
If this is an emergency dial 911 or for adult crisis call Hennepin County Acute Psychiatry at 612.873.3161 or for child crisis call Hennepin County Child First Response at 612.348.2233.
Here are some additional resources for people facing a mental health crisis.
Crisis Text Line – text “MN” to 741741 (standard data and text rates apply)