Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Religion beat: Some skepticism of Big Bang theory, but belief in supreme being

Although “The Big Bang Theory” is America’s most-watched TV comedy, some scientists aren’t smiling over a recent poll indicating about...

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 07:38 PM

Ex-priest from Twin Cities archdiocese admits abusing boys

Former priest Thomas Adamson recalled at least 10 boys he has sexually abused, out of list of 38 names shared...

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Ex-Twin Cities Bishop Carlson: No recall of sex abuse cases

Former Twin Cities bishop said he didn’t know whether priest-child sex was illegal and didn’t report abuse claims to police.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 11:19 PM

June 4: Flynn can recall few details of sex abuse

Flynn’s sworn statement marks the first time he has spoken publicly since the child sex abuse scandal erupted in the archdiocese last fall.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 10:36 PM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota nonprofit BIZAA helps Nigerian kids attend school

The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls in April was particularly disturbing to Okey Anyanwu, a Brooklyn Park religious...

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Ex-vicar general advised Nienstedt to resign

“I think leaders have a responsibility to be accountable for decisions whenever they take place in an organization,” said Laird in the May 12 deposition. Laird himself resigned not long afterward.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Giving beat: Ex-officials keep old campaign cash tied up

Although Washington lawmakers are allowed to make charitable donations from their campaign war chests after running their final campaigns, few...

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 08:27 PM

Abuse law unleashes firestorm on church

Older misconduct cases may not have ever surfaced without Child Victim’s Act.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Suits allege St. John's Abbey monk abused 2 'cabin kids'

The clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese headed northwest Monday, when documents related to child abuse by...

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:26 PM

From the Travel Desk: Deal was too good to be true

After suffering through a long Minnesota winter, the offer of a free vacation was appealing. Was it legit?

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 01:14 PM

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