Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Grand Rapids takes on Guinness Book of Records for wheelchair roll

Disability activist Myrna Peterson is working to bring at least 194 people in wheelchairs to town May 16 to set a record for “longest moving wheelchair line.”

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 11:12 PM

Ads seek out abuse victims in Minneapolis St. Paul Archdiocese

An Aug. 3 deadline for filing claims against archdiocese prompts campaign.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 11:07 PM

Twin Cities Armenians, world mark 100 years of 'forgotten holocaust'

In the days ahead, Minnesota will host a series of events to raise awareness of the deaths of an estimated 75 percent of Armenians in what is now eastern Turkey.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 10:57 PM

Judge cuts time for abuse victims to file claims against Archdiocese

Aug. 3 date angers victims’ advocates; archdiocese says it will speed up reorganization.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 10:08 PM

Christians and Muslims will number nearly the same by 2050, Pew predicts

By 2050, the number of Muslims could hit 2.7 billion — and nearly equal the number of Christians across the...

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 08:57 PM

Minnesota will bid to land the 2023 World's Fair

Civic leaders have begun the process to bring a world’s fair to Minnesota.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 12:03 AM

St. Paul Archdiocese to submit reorganization plan by Nov. 30

Judge gave church until Nov. 30 to file a reorganization plan in its bankruptcy proceedings.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 08:47 PM

Minneapolis Foundation turns 100, throws a party

It underwrote AIDS prevention in the 1980s when many funders were still leery, launched provocative ad campaigns to foster awareness...

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 05:28 AM

Busy Easter as many faiths come together in Minneapolis church

Religious diversity reaches new heights as four groups meet in one Minneapolis church. While Easter season is busy for most Minnesota churches, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran may set the record for sheer diversity of worship.

Updated: April 05, 2015, - 06:36 AM

New Ulm Diocese must release names of clergy accused of child sex abuse

Judge ruled that diocese created ‘public nuisance’ by allowing suspected priests to serve parishes.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 09:47 PM

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