News & Announcements

Salvation Army to Temporarily Close Thrift Stores

ROSEVILLE, Minn – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Twin Cities Salvation Army is taking additional steps to help mitigate the spread of the virus among its clients, staff and volunteers. Effective Monday, March 23, The Salvation Army Family Stores in outstate Minnesota and in North Dakota will temporarily close. This effort follows other steps taken previously that …

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Loon Tube: A Guy In France Ran A Marathon On His Balcony

A guy in France has gone viral for making us feel guilty about not exercising during the pandemic.  He ran a full marathon on the 25-foot balcony of his apartment.  That’s 26.2 miles . . . and it took him six hours and 48 minutes. A video making the rounds features brief clips of him that were shot by his …

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Shortage Of COVID 19 Testing Materials – New Criteria For Testing

With 115 cases of COVID 19 in our state as reported today, the news also has come in a press release from Essentia Health in Brainerd that “adjustments have been made to testing criteria to focus on the most susceptible people, including hospitalized patients. Health care workers, including EMS providers, and those in congregate living settings such as long-term care …

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Good Samaritan Bowl Events Postponed

For the health and well-being of the Brainerd community, the Good Samaritan Society has decided to postpone the Good Samaritan Bowl events in Brainerd and Pine River, Minn. This annual fundraiser was originally scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2020. They stated in a press release that they continue to monitor the situation and will announce the new date at …

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Loon Tube: A Toddler Gets His Head Stuck in the Stairs, Twice

Oh, the silliness of a one-year-old boy.  There’s video of a toddler crying because his head is stuck in between the railings of a stairway inside a house.  No worries, somebody comes over and gently removes him. Lesson learned?  Nope.  He walks right back to the stairway and sticks his head in the same place . . . and gets …

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The Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour

Scheduled to kick off their No Filter tour in May, the legendary band has decided to reschedule the dates due to the Coronavirus. The band stated they were very disappointed and were looking forward to it the shows as much as the fans. The Stones also went on to say that they health and safety of everyone is the bands …

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