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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.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough in This Land of Lakes

I am a reluctant Minnesotan. I moved here on a whim six years ago, never intending to stay as long as I have - and I will...

It’s COVID-Safe, So Why Not Give Winter Biking a Try

I am neither a poet, nor a winter biker - but in the age of COVID-19 when the only rule is to be socially...

Minnesota Lawmakers Agree on Pandemic Business Relief

  As lawmakers head into the 7th special session to continue the COVID-19 state of emergency, they've reached a deal to provide relief to businesses...

How has the pandemic changed the way we serve Minnesota’s homeless...

“Mentally – it felt like World War III for me. It was very depressing,” James (name changed for confidential purposes) recalled of his first...

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Forest Bathing

During what promises to be a difficult COVID winter, I'm living with a new mantra: Always be up for new outdoor adventures. Let me...

A Historic Change Comes to the Minnesota State Senate

  Story published: November 17, 2020 It’s the 6th special session since the state of emergency started in Minnesota during the COVID pandemic - and this one...

Feeling Lucky to Have Birds, Walks and 77 Square Feet…

KNOWING WHEN I HAVE GOOD FORTUNE My blessings have been counted, recounted and then counted once more. Since mid-March, my family, friends and I have...

Considered a date with the riverbank and a handful of rocks...

Is this the best place to skip stones in the Twin Cities? I'll go out on a limb and say it is. At the edge...

To Write Is to Cope – Especially During a Pandemic

Good morning. Tuesday, September 22 was the fall equinox - our first official day of fall. We can all say a fond or fierce...

Need to get through some tough stuff? Put pencil to paper.

Can you believe it: The world has spent more than eight months in this pandemic. Whether you've been stricken with the virus, lost a...