GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Here are some of the latest links featured on KARE 11 newscasts.
FRIDAY, MAY 7
We all (most of us, anyway) think our dogs are the best, and now a Twin Cities company is inviting you to prove it. Love From Minnesota is searching for 12 super-cool canines to be featured in their 2022 Top Dog Calendar, with proceeds from sales going to the Animal Humane Society.
To upload a photo of your dog along with a short bio, visit the Love From Minnesota website. It's where folks will end up voting for the winners, too.
THURSDAY, MAY 6
The tulips are in full bloom at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and they're taking reservations. There are currently around 20,000 flowers in the annual garden, and almost 40,000 flowers throughout the grounds. For more information or to make reservations, visit their website.
MONDAY, MAY 3
After a year off, the Minnesota DNR's "I Can Camp" program resumes in 2021, teaching beginners about outdoor skills and gear. Registration is now open on the Minnesota DNR's website.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
The creators of the viral Bryant Lake Bowl drone video are back with a glimpse through the Mall of America.
MONDAY, APRIL 26
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
Breaking the News
The events of the past week have been difficult for all. An art healing event in the North Loop this weekend aims to bring people together to process it all through art. ROHO Collective is bringing together live artists, therapists, interactive public art, and music for a special event to benefit local artists of color. The event will take place inside and outside Martin Patrick 3 in the North Loop from 12:30-6pm on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
Breaking The News
In the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial and the police killing of Daunte Wright, therapists with Creative Kuponya are bringing mental health services to communities of color around the Twin Cities using art, mobility and cultural celebration. To find out about how they are engaging the community and how you can help support their mission of providing free and low-cost therapy, click here.
THURSDAY, APRIL 8
Minneapolis police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in a series of stabbings since March 17, which left one person dead and two other injured.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may be submitted electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org. All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a financial reward.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
Target is taking old car seats and giving folks 20% towards a new one through April 17th. You can read more about the car seat trade-in program here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
A 10-year-old girl is among the long list of witnesses called by prosecutors for the Derek Chauvin murder trial in the death of George Floyd. Donations to support Judeah Reynolds' fundraiser can be made, here.
Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling begins collection of leaves, brush and yard trimmings next week. Learn more about yard waste pickup rules and options on the city's website, or by calling 612-673-2917 during normal business hours.
THURSDAY, APRIL 1
Minneapolis police have announced a new tipline for non-emergency calls.
- Phone: 612-673-5335
- Text: 847411
- 311 for non-emergency city information
CrimeStoppers of Minnesota Tip Line: 800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersMN.org
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 31
Anoka superfan Jeff Nelson suffered a heart attack earlier this month and the community is rallying together to help pay for his medical expenses. Check out the fundraiser at this link.
TUESDAY, MAR. 30
The trial of Derek Chauvin is taking a toll on many, and a non-profit is helping people dealing with the inequities of social justice. Here are some sources for anyone needing help:
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Alliance of Mental Illness Minnesota: namimn.org
FRIDAY, MAR. 26
The Salvation Army food drive is still in need of 750,000 pounds of food by March 27 to achieve its 2 million pound goal.
Donations will be accepted on March 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 2445 Prior Ave. North in Roseville, or you can make monetary donations here.
TUESDAY, MAR. 23
If you or someone you know is in need of help from drug abuse, help.org has resources available here..
Paisley Park is marking the five years since Prince's death in April. The famed musician's home and studio will be open for free visitation on Wednesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. However, advance reservations are required.
More information and reservation details can be found on the Paisley Park website.
TUESDAY, MAR. 16
Author and child psychologist Dr. Abigail Gewirtz has published materials aimed at helping children cope with mental trauma during the trial of Derek Chauvin.
A former Cottage Grove fire captain is battling COVID-19 in a hospital and now friends have set up a GoFundMe to help with his family’s bills.
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 10
MPCA's page noting proposed rules for Clean Cars Minnesota is here.
TUESDAY, MAR. 9
Breaking the News
TUESDAY, MAR. 2
The Minnesota Department of Health has setup guidance on their website for which Minnesotans are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and when. That information can be found, here.
First Ship Contest
When will the first ship pass under Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge? Submit your guess here for a chance to win a two-night getaway to Duluth.
COVID medical coverage
MONDAY, MAR. 1
Breaking The News
2021 Read Brave is an effort to help broaden National Reading Day's purpose to be more inclusive, and teach our children about diversity all year long.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25
COVID-19 restrictions may have temporarily shuttered Warroad arenas in the late fall and early winter, but the community, which proclaims itself Hockeytown USA, didn’t take the closures standing still. Inspired by COVID closings, a 2½ mile skate path was formed on Warroad River. One group is collecting donations on gofundme to help maintain the path for all in the community to enjoy.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
Some reports say that domestic violence is up nearly 10 % after experts analyzed data from 18 studies across the country.
Here are a list of a few 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.
Contact Department of Commerce Energy Assistance Program by calling 800-657-3710, and press 1, or by visiting the Commerce Department’s Energy Assistance Program's website.
The state announced it will launch a formal investigation to examine the recent surge in natural gas prices following extreme winter weather.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23
Doctors are now turning to "smell training" to help those who have lost or diminished sense of smell after having COVID-19. Here are some recommended websites if you want to learn more, or to make your own smell training kit:
Each week, St. Louis Park posts clues online for people to go out and search for hidden posters; in February, the posters are highlighting Black History Month.
Firefighters for Healing is looking to open a Transitional Healing Center for first responders, burn victims and their families.
READ MORE: Firefighters for Healing needs our help
THURSDAY, FEB. 18
The Minnesota Vaccine Connector has launched, which can notify Minnesotans when they're eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Minnesota Vaccine Connector
- 833-431-2053 (for those without computer access or those who need assistance)