GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Here are some of the latest links featured on KARE 11 newscasts.
Monday, Sept. 20
The application for Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants opens at 10 a.m. Monday. Click here for more information on how you can apply for the $10,000-$25,000 grants.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17
Black Fashion Week is underway in Minnesota! Check out the schedule and find out more information about tickets on the event's Facebook page.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 14
A new organization to help resettle the roughly 65,000 Afghan refugees coming to the U.S. launched Tuesday, founded by former officials from the Bush and Obama administrations. You can find more information here.
MONDAY, SEPT. 13
Minnesota Wild staff are helping to build an affordable new home for a Twin Cities family. People who are considered low to moderate income can apply to purchase the home through Habitat for Humanity's website.
You can call it a refuge on wheels. The Bridge for Youth, an emergency homeless shelter for teens and young adults, is taking its services on the road with a retrofitted bus.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8
Community COVID-19 testing sites are available at no cost to Minnesotans. Tests are also available at hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across the state, though their pay structures may be different.
You can look for testing sites near you on the state's website.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 7
The Minnesota State Fair operations team is hiring clean-up help following the 2021 fair. Get more information on the State Fair's employment page.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 3
Thanks to recent rain events, wildfire risk has decreased in parts of Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources has been able to ease some wildfire-related restrictions in certain areas. You can learn more here.
SUNDAY, AUG. 29
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of Andrew Ariegwe, the strength and conditioning coach for the Cooper High School football team who suddenly died this weekend. You can donate here.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25
Memorial Blood Centers have declared a blood emergency. If you would like to help, you can learn about the latest COVID safety precautions, find out if you're eligible to donate blood and schedule an appointment at MBC.ORG or by calling 1-888-448-3253.
Red Cross is asking fairgoers to close out their summer with a blood donation at the Minnesota State Fair. Donors are strongly encouraged to schedule their donation appointment in advance at redcross.org/mnstatefair. All who come to give will receive a special Red Cross gift, while supplies last.
MONDAY, AUG. 23
Minnesota basketball superstar and Gopher women's coach Lindsay Whalen spent the day helping raise money for a longtime friend who was paralyzed when the two were teenagers.
Whalen and Colby Smith went to Hutchinson High School together.
Smith became paralyzed from the shoulders down after a car crash when he was 17. Today, Whalen was part of a charity golf tournament in Buffalo Lake where funds were raised to help Smith buy a new wheelchair accessible van.
Click here if you'd like to learn more about Smith's journey, or if you'd like to donate.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18
Volunteers needed to help install a mosaic mural at the park building at the Lake McCarrons County Park in Roseville.
We now have a better idea of how that 3M settlement money will be put to use, making drinking water safer in the east metro. The MPCA and DNR will hold a virtual open house in September to take questions from the public on east metro water improvement. Get more information on the Minnesota 3M PFAS Settlement website.
FRIDAY, AUG. 13
The 2021 Irish Fair of Minnesota runs from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15 at Harriet Island Park in downtown St. Paul. Get more information on the Irish Fair website.
MONDAY, AUG. 2
Right now, there are approximately 340,000 households behind on their bills. However, there is help through the state's Energy Assistance Program. People behind in their bills can get up to $1,600 for assistance. In a typical year applications would be limited, but this year money from the American Rescue Plan will be used to help more households and keep the application window open through September of 2022.
TUESDAY, JULY 27
Vikings training camp starts this week! Want to watch your favorite players in action? You can get tickets to watch daily practices, night practices, scrimmages and joint practices here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
In February, a gunman opened fire in an Allina Clinic in Buffalo. An employee was killed, and four others were hurt. Now there's a new space to help the community heal. You can support Fish Sunflowers by visiting their website.
TUESDAY, JULY 13
A one-of-a-kind home just hit the market. You can find out more about the geodesic domed home in Eden Prairie here.