Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Gambling firms drove flawed e-pulltab plan

The botched projections showing that electronic pulltab sales would explode and start paying for a new Vikings stadium were based largely on estimates made by gambling businesses.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 11:11 AM

March 19: Electronic bingo games approved to help fund Vikings stadium

Their jackpots of up to $75,000 and community play are expected to boost Vikings stadium finances.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 10:15 PM

Philanthropy beat: First-time philanthropist hopes to add lights to football field

When Harvey Feldman read about a truck driver forced to take off nearly a day of work in order to...

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 09:24 PM

March 1: E-pulltab revenue down $15M in forecast for Vikings stadium plan

Budget projections showed electronic pulltabs have been slow to catch on, but Gov. Dayton vowed to solve the funding problem.

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 10:22 PM

State gambling board is criticized for oversight of charitable e-pulltabs

A longtime gambling businessman charges that the Minnesota Gambling Control Board has relaxed its regulatory muscle during the rollout of e-gambling to fund the Vikings stadium.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 11:34 PM

Philanthropy beat: $100,000 for seniors activists

Do you know someone age 60 or older who is changing the world? Or at least making a real dent...

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 05:34 PM

Philanthropy beat: Minneapolis launches bid to close achievement gap

If you haven’t already heard of the wide achievement gap between white and minority students in Minnesota schools, you will...

Updated: March 04, 2013, - 06:32 PM

Electronic pulltabs for new Vikings stadium are coming up short

Gross revenues for electronic pulltabs and bingo are $7.5 million — nowhere near the $35 million projected last May.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 05:29 PM

Electronic bingo games to help fund Vikings stadium delayed at least a month

First e-bingo game has not been certified as meeting state standards.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 07:34 PM

Philanthropy beat: Nonprofits often ill-prepared to fund group and make it grow, new report finds

Most nonprofits pin their hopes for fundraising on one position — the development director. But a new survey shows that...

Updated: February 18, 2013, - 08:07 PM

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