Chris Montana, was riding high as the owner of DuNord, the first black-owned craft distillery in the country. When the pandemic hit, he pitoved his op

These Minnesotans' ordinary acts of kindness have made life a little easier during COVID

In our sixth and final installment of Heroes of the Pandemic, we turned these pages over to you, our readers, to tell us about regular people who made an impact.
“I am noticing that I have laughed more since I started this than I laughed in the last 20 years,” Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson said.

Facing hardship during COVID, these Minnesotans find comfort in levity

August 7
These Minnesotans regained control and strength during pandemic times in an unusual way: laughter.
Dr. Elitza Theel posed for a photo in Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Disease Serology Laboratory in Rochester. Behind her is the automated testing platfor

Meet Minnesota's front-line scientists, researchers working behind the scenes to fight COVID

August 31
They are doctors, scientists and researchers working largely behind the scenes to track the virus, dig into data, study the efficacy of drugs and antibody tests, all with a common goal: To crack the code on COVID.
On the front lines of COVID, Minnesota's first responders leap in despite unknown
Heroes of the pandemic

On the front lines of COVID, Minnesota's first responders leap in despite unknown

September 26
Meet the first responders who were born to protect others, and will continue to provide security to our community long after the virus is gone.
Andre Roberson, a companion driver for ‘Lifesprk GO!! Powered by Envoy America,’ a senior transportation service, posed for a portrait in his car

From delivery drivers to mail carriers, these Minnesotans bring us a sense of normalcy

July 24
This month we salute delivery people and Minnesota businesses using innovation to keep front line workers safe and a coronavirus vaccine their top priority.
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Suwana Kirkland is president of the National Black Police Association-Minnesota.

Minnesota's National Black Police Association chapter boosts outreach in wake of George Floyd's death

October 16
The state group, one of 23 in the U.S., has also focused on mentoring and diversifying hiring as well as increasing mental health help for officers.
Corbin McCall.

When COVID sent him home from school, school recruited him to work on the virus

October 16
When students at the University of Minnesota, Morris, were forced to finish their spring semester remotely because of the COVID-19 virus, Corbin McCall returned to St. Paul determined to deal with the situation in a positive way.

Nominate an everyday hero who performed a random act of kindness in the COVID pandemic

October 15
Share with us a few sentences about someone in your life who has lightened your load during this time.

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