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Resilience and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic


by Jeff Mortensen President & CEO The pandemic has caused increased levels of uncertainty and anxiety across communities. Dakota County experienced a 3,000% increase in unemployment applications, with more than 37,000 people seeking help in just the last 30 days. Although COVID-19 presents an extraordinary crisis in recent history, families who struggle through hardships have [...]

Resilience and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic2020-05-11T11:55:30-05:00

Mother honors daughter with Facebook fundraiser


Michele Costello’s daughter, Megan Hallquist, passed away last month at the age of 30 from acute liver failure due to complications from diabetes. Costello remembers Megan as “a feisty, funny, giving person, who never thought of herself before others.”  Megan was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was an [...]

Mother honors daughter with Facebook fundraiser2020-05-14T12:31:59-05:00

Local chef feeds youth in Rosemount


Las Tortillas Owner Ryan McGunnigle (left) and Chef Roberto Morua at the Rosemount Family Resource Center Grand Opening in February. Ryan McGunnigle is a Dakota County native and a graduate of Rosemount High School and Dakota County Technical College. He is the owner of Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant and has been supporting the [...]

Local chef feeds youth in Rosemount2020-12-15T13:59:51-06:00
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