Making a kilometer blurry
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Tighten the spokes on the side you need to move the rim to. If the rim is off to the left, tighten spokes on the right. Ideally, you'd have adequate tension on both sides, but it sounds like you're going to end up with a rim that will have floppy spokes on one side, and overtightened spokes on the other side. Your rim is probably toast, but if you can get it straight enough to go through the brakes, just be a little easier on it until it finally does taco or break a bunch of spokes.
In the mean time, try some garage sales or goodwill to see if you can find a $15 bike to pull a wheel off of.