Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Archbishop must testify in clergy abuse lawsuit, court rules

The action came in response to a lawsuit filed by an alleged victim of former priest Tom Adamson. Archbishop John Nienstedt is slated to testify on April 2.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Philanthropy beat: Good Samaritan brings $16,000 for Salvation Army heat program

When Bill Kocke saw a man take a bloody fall on a staircase in downtown Minneapolis in November, he yelled...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in Twin Cities

About 3,000 Tibetan-Americans from across the country packed an auditorium at Augsburg College where the Dalai Lama participated in a historic celebration.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 06:17 AM

A cold night's sleep creates $2 million haul for Wayzata charity

This year’s blistering winter is no match for hundreds of fearless Minnesotans who — by sleeping outside for one night...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 01:16 AM

Abusive priest gets disability, support from archdiocese

Star Tribune exclusive: Archdiocese gave pedophile salary, disability benefits, expenses and consulting work.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 08:16 PM

Abuse victim’s father speaks out

Jeff Herrity’s son was sexually abused by the Rev. Gil Gustafson

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:08 PM

Feb. 17: Archdiocese names 9 more priests

All but one case involves incidents from 25 to 50 years ago, the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis said in a statement.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Archdiocese spent $8.8M on clergy misconduct; $3M deficit

The first release of a detailed financial audit shows that even with insurance, the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis spent nearly $9 million on settlements, victim therapy and priest support.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Archbishop ordered to testify about clergy sex abuse

Judge John Van de North also ordered the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to create a list of all priests accused of sexually abusing minors since 2004 by Feb. 18.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Philanthropy beat: Volunteer Expo at MOA Feb. 15

HandsOn Twin Cities kicks off its annual volunteer expo at the Mall of America this weekend, giving Minnesota do-gooders a...

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 05:58 PM

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