Molly Guthrey, Pioneer Press

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Recent articles by Molly:

9-year-old Lake Elmo girl competes tonight on NBC’s ‘World of Dance’

Savannah Manzel was 2 years old when her mother signed up for a “Mommy and Me” dance class. Back then, it wasn’t really about learning tap, jazz or ballet. “She had a lot of… → Read More

Class of 2020: Amanda Lynch’s senior year was challenging even before the pandemic – Twin Cities

Amanda Lynch’s senior year was challenging even before the pandemic. “I was in school for about a week,” Lynch said, “and then, boom, I was in the hospital.” Boom, ind… → Read More

Great Depression recipes are trending, like this peanut butter bread

Baking bread is trending in this pandemic. So are recipes from the Great Depression. I decided to combine those trends after noticing a recipe for peanut butter bread in an Old Recipes forum on Red… → Read More

Coronavirus: Don’t have time to get your affairs in order? Start here – Twin Cities

About two weeks ago, in the midst of this pandemic, Kristie Gorman decided it was time to assemble a three-ring binder filled with important information. “If something happens to me,” G… → Read More

St. Paul-based company will produce 100,000 face shields a day for health-care workers

In a sign of the times, a St. Paul-based company has now shifted to producing personal protection equipment for healthcare workers. Until recently — very recently — The Vomela Companies… → Read More

Coronavirus: CDC’s dos and don’ts when visiting parks and recreation facilities – Twin Cities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some dos and don’ts for visiting parks and recreation facilities during this pandemic. — Don’t visit public areas —… → Read More

Peep, Peep, Hooray! The 2020 Pioneer Press Peeps Contest winners

Back in 2004, the Pioneer Press hatched its beloved Peeps Diorama Contest just for fun. Now, 16 years later, we are feeling particularly grateful to our founding Pioneer Press Peepers. Because: Thi… → Read More

You may not have a coronavirus mask, but at least Mary does

The iconic bronze statue of the late actor Mary Tyler Moore is now wearing a mask and gloves. → Read More

Mary Tyler Moore statue still tosses her hat — but keeps the face mask and gloves

As an essential worker, Mark Fawcett was out making tech support house calls on Tuesday when he thought about someone else who might need a little support. Not someone exactly — instead, an … → Read More

Safer-at-home order inspires Hudson artist’s ‘pandemic embroidery’

Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order has sparked a new form of artistic expression for Emily Sies-Mandel: She calls it “pandemic embroidery.” Think of it like panic embroidery — or, ra… → Read More

2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Queen of Snows says she’s recovering from COVID-19

Jilla Nadimi — best known locally as the 2018 Queen of Snows of St. Paul’s Winter Carnival — announced in a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday that she is currently quarantined at… → Read More

MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on losing brother to coronavirus: ‘We just ran out of time.’ – Twin Cities

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced on Instagram on Monday that her brother, Ron Golden, who had been fighting cancer, passed away on Saturday in Tennessee after developing COVID-19. → Read More

Amy Klobuchar gives update to ‘GMA’ on condition of husband hospitalized with coronavirus

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to Robin Roberts on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday with an update about her husband, who remains hospitalized with COVID-19. → Read More

Daily Distraction: Mo Willems offers lunchtime doodling break during coronavirus crisis

As we stay home to try to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we’re offering a “Daily Distraction” — ideas to help you stay home and stay safe. For the next few weeks, Mo Willems… → Read More

Here’s what you and your family will have to do if you get COVID-19 – Twin Cities

At-home instructions with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a glimpse into a home quarantine. → Read More

Snapshots of daily life during COVID-19: ‘It’s like winter in Minnesota’

Becca Thompson is supposed to be in Italy right now. COVID-19 is there instead. It’s here too. When the Irondale High School senior learned that her school’s long-planned choir and band… → Read More

Beyond toilet paper: How to prepare, what to stock before you get COVID-19

While shoppers are clearing store shelves of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and disposable wipes, what else should we stock up on in case we become mildly sick with the new coronavirus and need to se… → Read More

Maplewood school lunch lady’s fruit and vegetable displays go viral – Twin Cities

The salad bar at John Glenn Middle School comes with instructions. A sign in the Maplewood school’s cafeteria explains that the salad bar as a meal choice includes fruit, vegetables, grains/p… → Read More

‘Dirty Jobs’ host Mike Rowe will speak at Minneapolis Home + Garden Show – Twin Cities

America has declared war on work, Mike Rowe says, and he wants to change that. Why? Because, says Rowe, he’s addicted to “paved roads, working electricity and flushing toilets.” R… → Read More

HGTV and DIY Network host Chris Lambton coming to the St. Paul Home + Patio Show

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by HGTV or DIY Network budgets — in which people spend outrageous amounts of money on real estate and renovations — then consider the backyard shed… → Read More