Jean Hopfensperger

Reporter | Reporter - Philanthropy/Nonprofits
Phone: 612-673-4511
Jean Hopfensperger covers religion, philanthropy and nonprofits in Minnesota.

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Pathways holds unusual niche in Minnesota health care

Uptown’s Pathways provides free services – including acupuncture, yoga and writing workshops – to people with life-threatening illnesses.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Giving beat: Study finds super altruism may be hardwired

While altruism may explode during the holiday season, some folks are extraordinarily generous year-round. Turns out that extreme altruists, such...

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Archdiocese hires criminal defense attorney in Nienstedt investigation

Attorney Peter Wold has joined the ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the archbishop.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Twin Cities archdiocese creates hot line for clergy abuse victims

An independent agency staffed by health professionals was hired to field the sensitive calls.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Foundation survey: Minnesotans donated $5.7 billion in 2012

Donations from within state totaled $5.7 billion in 2012.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Bush Foundation awards 2014 Community Innovation prizes

Breaking Free, a St. Paul nonprofit that helps young women escape prostitution, is among four Minnesota winners of the Bush...

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota churches go gluten-free for communion

The communion host, the centerpiece of Christian religious services, is undergoing a 21st-century transformation to match growing food sensitivities.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Archdiocese's parishes seek shelter from abuse claims

Pastors in the Twin Cities are organizing, hiring an attorney to protect against lawsuits.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Nov. 21: Archdiocese weighs bankruptcy, cites costs of sex abuse cases

The report in the Catholic Spirit online newspaper says litigation claims are expected to grow beyond the $5.3 million the chancery has reserved for them. Only two cases have been settled so far.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Priest accused of child sex abuse extradited from India

The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul faces years-old sex abuse charges from his time in the Crookston Diocese.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 05:28 AM

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