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Just as many Minnesotans were dreaming up hopes, resolutions and adventures in the early months of 2020, the coronavirus crisis escalated from global epidemic to pandemic and eventually took hold in our state. As we learn how to work and play differently, how to express compassion and care differently, how to grapple with loss and fear differently, Twin Cities PBS aims to capture our very human experience in these stories about the impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota. If you need escape from the swirl of virus-focused news, then you can always stream your favorite local and national shows on TPT.org. In the meantime, we present to you an ever-evolving collection focused on the coronavirus in this place we all call home. We have additional local, national and global resources on COVID-19 on our show page for our weekly broadcast series, Coronavirus: An Almanac Special, which airs on TPT2 at 8 pm on Friday nights.
Just as many Minnesotans were dreaming up hopes, resolutions and adventures in the early months of 2020, the coronavirus crisis escalated from global epidemic to pandemic and eventually took hold in our state. As we learn how to work and play differently, how to express compassion and care differently, how to grapple with loss and fear differently, Twin Cities PBS aims to capture our very human experience in these stories about the impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota. If you need escape from the swirl of virus-focused news, then you can always stream your favorite local and national shows on TPT.org. In the meantime, we present to you an ever-evolving collection focused on the coronavirus in this place we all call home. We have additional local, national and global resources on COVID-19 on our show page for our weekly broadcast series, Coronavirus: An Almanac Special, which airs on TPT2 at 8 pm on Friday nights.

What can we do about homelessness in the time of COVID-19?

  Imagine living on the streets with only a sleeping bag – and if you’re lucky, maybe a tent and some pocket change. You’re already...

Faith and Community Drive Minnesota Women of Color in Mask Giveaways

  Minnesota’s racial and ethnic disparities have played out in myriad ways, from education gaps to home ownership, and from income differences to health outcomes....

Finding Peace on the Water During COVID-19

  I’ve been canoeing since before I could walk. My parents – both avid outdoors enthusiasts – used to strap a playpen inside their canoe...

A Detroit Lakes Resort Owner Remains Hopeful for the Summer Season

Beth Schupp is a fourth-generation resort owner in Detroit Lakes, Minn. And she's bracing for the best for the 94th summer that the  Fair Hills...

Can tiny homes help to house the homeless?

Minnesota has an affordable housing shortage – a crunch that has come and gone for low-income Minnesotans for decades. That lack of housing led...

The 2020 legislative session ends. But a special session is ahead.

  It was a big week of executive action for DFL Gov. Tim Walz, who announced his extension of emergency powers - though he has...

Saturday Under Quarantine with Bob Ross

Despite his cultural popularity - and his status as one of our most beloved modern-day meme stars - I had only watched Bob Ross's The...

Today is an important day in your history. Record it.

We - you, me, our neighbors, everyone around you - is living history. Just pause for a moment and contemplate the fact that future...

Dear Class of 2020…

The spring of 2020 has not unfolded as planned for anyone. Hard stop. End of sentence. But imagine experiencing the wildly unforeseen events of...

Find Out How Somali Students Are Tackling Distance Learning

  Schools across Minnesota have been plunged into an unplanned experiment in distance learning. While mainstream schools in larger districts have more resources and staff...