Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese to name abusing priests

The Archdiocese will name priests who are known to have abused minors. Attorney calls move “public relations, not public safety.”

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:28 AM

Priest facing abuse lawsuit has 10 victims, attorney says

A Catholic priest who was sued more than a decade ago for alleged sexual abuse of a child was sued again Thursday on behalf of another victim for abuse that allegedly took place after the priest was moved to an Edina parish in the mid-1970s.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:39 AM

Twin Cities knitters mend social fabric with hats for the homeless

Barb Melom never intended to start a knitting movement. But five years ago, when she asked her mother-in-law what she...

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:46 PM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota's oldest child serving agency marks its 130th anniversary

The Ladies Relief Society was started in Duluth in 1883 to help mothers and children alone in the booming mining...

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Priest sued in abuse of West St. Paul girl, 8, in the 1980s

The case of a West St. Paul second-grader in the 1980s is the 18th in Minnesota since state law changed...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:46 AM

Archbishop Nienstedt to hire firm for review of priests

In announcing move, Nienstedt acknowledged “serious mistakes.” Critics responded with skepticism.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 10:43 PM

Extreme feats become fodder for social media fundraising

Climbing peaks or long-distance running can net cash for charities.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 12:38 PM

Romanian immigrants are creating a renaissance in Minnesota

The community has come into public view, thanks to a new grant and a wave of immigrants.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:24 PM

Minnesota’s foundation grants up sharply in 2011

Foundations and corporations donated nearly $1.7 billion.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Oct. 15: Twin Cities woman sues Keating

The Rev. Michael J. Keating, 57, a University of St. Thomas professor, has been accused of sexual contact with a 13-year-old Twin Cities girl more than a decade ago, and of then giving her his car when she confronted him about the incidents eight years later.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:46 PM

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