Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Nine-city road show tour hopes to give e-gambling a jump-start

In Duluth on Tuesday night, about 35 charities and bar owners showed up for a chance to test-drive all the electronic pulltab and bingo games now available in Minnesota.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 06:15 AM

St. Paul seventh grader wins national volunteer award

PHILANTHROPYLouie McGee, a seventh-grader from St. Paul, was chosen from more than 28,000 students across the country to be named...

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 06:11 PM

Philanthropy beat: Preschool education gets $46 million boost

The Legislature approved an unprecedented $46 million for preschool education scholarships this year, thanks in large part to an unusual...

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Ex-Gov. Ventura wants to continue lawsuit against murdered author

Lawyers for Ventura have asked a federal court to continue his defamation lawsuit against Navy SEAL author Chris Kyle, who was killed in February, by substituting Kyle’s wife as the defendant.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 09:52 PM

U recycling program turns trash problem into treasure

Semester-ending student throwaways get a second life through Pack and Give Back project.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Charities say e-pulltab tax deadline is a headache

A switch-over in the way the state collects e-gambling taxes to help fund the Vikings stadium may lead to losses...

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 07:24 AM

May 21: Charities launch tour to promote e-gambling

The road trip is designed to promote electronic gambling in order to help fund the new Vikings stadium.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Philanthropy MN: Top 15 hunger fighters named

When nearly 100 Minnesota nonprofit leaders were asked to name the agencies doing the most to give people access to...

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 06:33 PM

Philanthropy beat: The first Give OUT raises $556,000

Charlie Rounds, a St. Louis Park philanthropist active in GLBT issues, had a fundraising idea he hoped would spark more...

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 08:22 PM

State tries to crack puzzle of e-pulltabs for stadium funding

The plan for funding the Vikings stadium relies on finding a formula to help electronic gambling succeed.

Updated: May 12, 2013, - 07:20 AM

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