Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Paper pulltabs prove a tough bet to beat in Minnesota

Sales of electronic pulltabs are slow to catch on, but sales of paper tabs hit $920 million last year.

Updated: February 18, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Philanthropy beat: Doing good is good for love life

What qualities, if any, do you think make someone sexy?

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 06:26 PM

We (Day) can change the world

A new model for encouraging student volunteerism launched in Minnesota, with plenty of celebrity support on hand.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Philanthropy beat: Duluth to host 9,000 angels

Duluth will get a taste of heaven Saturday, when more than 9,000 people are expected to lie on their backs -- simultaneously -- and make the world's biggest display of snow angels.

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

Divergent forces mobilize for immigration reforms

The possibility of major changes in immigration policies excites - and exasperates - Minnesotans from many walks of life.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Little libraries traveling to Africa

The tiny libraries perched in front of houses throughout the Twin Cities are taking a 6,000-mile journey to Africa this year.

Updated: January 28, 2013, - 05:43 PM

Cities ask tax-exempt groups to pay for services

Charities and nonprofits, long exempt from paying property taxes, are being asked to pay more for city services.

Updated: January 27, 2013, - 11:01 PM

Minnesota OKs license for second e-bingo manufacturer

St. Paul company becomes latest approved to make games as state seeks funds for stadium.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 10:09 PM

Philanthropy beat: Bill King to retire from Minnesota Council on Foundations

Bill King, president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, will retire in June after leading the organization for a dozen years.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 06:40 AM

Jan. 17: Electronic pulltabs for stadium still not taking off

Revenue for stadium funding has failed to keep up even with state's reduced projections.

Updated: January 17, 2013, - 11:13 AM

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