Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Obituary: Computer pioneer Wendell Wilson, 92

Long before there were desktop computers, engineer Wendell Wilson was part of a team developing refrigerator-size machines that were the...

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 07:31 PM

Giving beat: St. Thomas hires Catholic Charities USA chief

The Rev. Larry Snyder, a nationally known advocate for the poor who has led Catholic Charities USA for nearly a...

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt faces new sex claims

Nienstedt says the allegations of sexual misconduct with seminarians and priests are “absolutely false.”

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Giving beat: U ‘refugee camp’ gets role players

The University of Minnesota is offering one of the more unusual volunteer opportunities of the year: the chance to be...

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Bush Foundation charts new philanthropy course – again

The Bush Foundation, one of the state’s largest charitable givers, is once more helping nonprofits, both large and small

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 11:40 PM

June 25: Archdiocese's McDonough must testify again

Judge rules that the Rev. Kevin McDonough must answer more questions.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Priest says archdiocese never asked about alleged abuse

In a deposition, the Rev. Jerome Kern described his actions as “legitimate recreation.”

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:16 PM

U grads gear up for 3,400-mile bike fundraiser for cancer

Three University of Minnesota grads will blend their twin passions of biking and biology next month when they begin a...

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Religion beat: Some skepticism of Big Bang theory, but belief in supreme being

Although “The Big Bang Theory” is America’s most-watched TV comedy, some scientists aren’t smiling over a recent poll indicating about...

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 07:38 PM

Ex-priest from Twin Cities archdiocese admits abusing boys

Former priest Thomas Adamson recalled at least 10 boys he has sexually abused, out of list of 38 names shared...

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 10:07 PM

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