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

Wednesday, Oct. 20

6 p.m.

Washington County Veterans Services is looking for volunteer drivers to shuttle veterans to their medical appointments at the VA, using vans provided by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Training is provided. 

Those who would like to volunteer can call the DAV transportation coordinator at 612-467-2768.

The DAV transportation coordinator for the metro area is Gary Wagner and his e-mail is gary@davmn.org.  

The website for more information is http://davmn.org/transportation/

Monday, Oct. 18

6 p.m.

City officials will begin sweeping streets across Minneapolis starting Tuesday, Oct. 19. According to a press release, the process is expected to last four weeks. Temporary "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance and people will be banned from parking on the street from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Check out the city's Street sweep schedule map to see when and where crews will be sweeping.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

6 p.m.

Moorhead's southside water tower and Rochester's ear of corn are leading contenders in "Tank of the Year," a nation-wide water tower competition. Online voting is open until 5 p.m. Friday.

And October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so public safety agencies across Minnesota and the country are teaming up for the "Pink Patch Project." You can purchase collectible pink patches from some departments all month here. 

Proceeds go to the American Cancer Association to help fund breast cancer research.

Friday, Oct. 8

5 p.m.

 The family of a state champion gymnast all got COVID-19 in August, and the parents - were hospitalized for weeks. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with expenses.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

6 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health opened a new clinic in St. Paul for monoclonal antibody treatment. People with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at a high risk for severe illness are eligible. 

READ MORE: Minnesota opens new COVID-19 antibody treatment center in St. Paul


6 p.m.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is resurfacing 8.2 miles of bike trails at 8 locations. It'll take two to four days at most locations, unless there's other delays. 

From Oct. 4 to Oct. 8, Victory Memorial Drive, Webber Parkway and the east side of Lake Nokomis will be affected. MPRB said they'll be closed from Monday to Friday morning but reopen for weekend use. 

More information is available here and here. 


6 a.m.

Fandoms unite this weekend at Twin Cities Con! The Minneapolis Convention Center is hosting the debut event Oct. 2-3. Get more information and tickets here.


6 p.m.

About 60 different stores, restaurants and entertainment venues are looking for workers at the Mall of America.

The mall will hold a job fair Thursday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The mall has listed many of the open positions on it's website.

If you can't make it this Thursday, there will be another job fair on Thursday, Oct. 7.


5 a.m.

Starting Oct. 1, the United States Postal Service is implementing new service standard changes. Click here for more details on the shipping changes for First Class Mail and periodicals.

6 p.m.

Allina Health is collecting donated bicycles for kids at 37 Allina locations on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find out more about the program and where to donate at this link.


6 p.m.

St. Paul police said an early morning homicide is considered domestic in nature.

If you or anyone you know is in danger, here are some resources:

  • In Minnesota, call Women's Advocates Crisis Line: 651-227-8284
  • In Minnesota, call Cornerstone’s Day One Crisis Hotline at 1-866-223-1111
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Always call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
  • The Domestic Abuse Project offers assistance
  • The Domestic Abuse Service Center lists resources available through Hennepin County

RELATED: Husband arrested in fatal shooting of wife on St. Paul's west side


6 p.m. 

The American Red Cross says a "sharp drop in blood donor turnout has contributed to the lowest post-summer blood inventory level in six years." Donors of all blood types, especially O, are urged to make an appointment to help meet patients' needs this fall. 

You can make an appointment here.

Those who donate through Sept. 30 will get a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last, plus a free haircut coupon by email from Sport Clips Haircuts.


6 a.m.

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.


6 p.m.

Black Fashion Week is underway in Minnesota! Check out the schedule and find out more information about tickets on the event's Facebook page.

RELATED: Black Fashion Week MN is back for fall season!


5 p.m.

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.


6 p.m.

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.

6 p.m.

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. 

MORE: Mobile outreach center helps pick up Twin Cities youth when they're in need of support


6 p.m.

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.

RELATED: State opens new COVID testing sites in Minneapolis, Lino Lakes


6 p.m.

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


6 p.m.

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

RELATED: Weekend weather helps contain Greenwood Fire; Klobuchar, Smith, Walz visit


10 p.m.

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.  


6 p.m.

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.

RELATED: Red Cross makes plea for donations with blood supply at critical inventory level


6 p.m.

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.


6 p.m.

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.


6 p.m.

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.


10 p.m.

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.


5 a.m.

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.


6 p.m.

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.


5 p.m.

A one-of-a-kind home just hit the market. You can find out more about the geodesic domed home in Eden Prairie here.