Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Dec. 17, 2013: Archbishop denies allegations, steps aside

Archbishop John Nienstedt vehemently denied the allegations and will remove himself from public ministry. St. Paul police say church officials aren't fully cooperating.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 10:20 PM

Philanthropy beat: Nonviolent Peaceforce gets unexpected gift

The phone recently rang at the Nonviolent Peaceforce offices in Minneapolis, offering a gift that seemed too good to be...

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 07:44 PM

Ramsey County judge eases way to priest files

Lawyers seeking documentation of their client’s abuse by a Catholic priest say a Tuesday decision by a Ramsey County District judge will open the “secret documents.”

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Philanthropy beat: Nature Conservancy raises $39M for forests, prairies

The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota received an early Christmas gift this year — a record $39 million raised in its biggest campaign to preserve forests, waterways and land here and around the world.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 07:13 AM

St. John’s Abbey names 18 abusing monks

New release expands the lists of accused priests, but advocates say many names of abusive clergy remain secret.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota charities get rebate over Give to Max

Minnesota nonprofits whose online fundraisers crashed on Give to the Max Day on Nov. 14 will get a 1 percentage...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Two Minnesota Catholic dioceses told to release lists of accused priests

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the Diocese of Winona, must release the names of 46 priests accused of sexually abusing minors, a Ramsey County District Court judge ruled Monday. He set a deadline of Dec. 17.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 10:32 AM

Video lessons hit right note in rural Minnesota schools

MacPhail’s live, online program connects pros with outstate students.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 07:49 PM

Philanthropy beat: Grants to media hit $2 billion

Foundations awarded nearly $2 billion in grants to the media from 2009 to 2011, part of a growing trend of...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 05:16 PM

Archdiocese may just be at start of its sexual abuse scandal

The Twin Cities archdiocese arrived later than others to the issue, but scrutiny here mirrors national cases. The Catholic Church has spent an estimated $2 billion to $3 billion settling abuse lawsuits, and nine Catholic dioceses have filed for bankruptcy protection since 2004.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 06:18 AM

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