Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

New Ulm Diocese must release names of clergy accused of child sex abuse

Judge ruled that diocese created ‘public nuisance’ by allowing suspected priests to serve parishes.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 09:47 PM

Playmobil's Martin Luther action figure is huge hit

It was Germany’s fastest-selling Playmobil toy ever, scooping the miniature farm animals, pirates, veterinary clinics and more. The hot seller? A perky Martin Luther action figure, wielding a Bible in one hand and quill pen in the other.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 07:12 PM

Archdiocese asks bankruptcy court for more time to reorganize

Extension sought for filing reorganization plan in bankruptcy proceedings.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 08:34 PM

St. Paul nonprofit offers family-to-family connections between Africa and Minnesota

For 15 years, a St. Paul nonprofit has been bringing clean water, health care and education to several poor communities...

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 12:31 AM

In a first, New Ulm Diocese names four clergy sex offenders

The diocese has yet to release the identities of all 12 priest sex offenders it has identified.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 09:32 PM

Vatican defrocks St. Paul priest convicted of sexually abusing two boys

The Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer was convicted in 2013 of sexually abusing two boys.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 08:32 PM

Minneapolis church offers drive-through prayers

The sign outside the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in south Minneapolis announced its unusual public service: “Drive-through Prayer. Wednesdays during Lent 7-9 a.m.”

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 04:53 PM

Obituary: John Novachis was business leader at Edina's shopping hub

John Novachis ran an upscale men’s clothing store near the corner of 50th and France long before the area was...

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 08:39 PM

Decoding Dyslexia group takes case to Legislature

The young students took turns before the microphone and explained that their teachers couldn’t teach them to read, made them...

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 07:45 PM

More abusive priests identified; victims ask: What took so long?

The archdiocese bankruptcy filing has stopped the lawsuits, but the public naming of clergy accused of sexually abusing children is picking up pace.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 11:22 PM

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