Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Archdiocese appoints ex-BCA chief to clergy abuse position

Timothy O’Malley, the former head of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, will fill a leadership position created by the archdiocese in response to the wave of clergy abuse allegations in the past year.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 07:03 AM

More than 40 years later, man settles with church over sex abuse

Jon Jaker, above, who was abused as an 11-year-old boy in a St. Paul parish, has reached the first legal settlement with the archdiocese.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:07 PM

St. Paul to celebrate 50th anniversary of Job Corps with alumni visits

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson approved a network of Job Corps training centers as part of the War on Poverty....

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Gilda's Club opens in the Twin Cities, offering cancer support

Fifteen years in the making, the club offers a menu of education, socializing and therapies for people living with cancer, as well as their families.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 11:39 PM

New Ulm Diocese under pressure to release names of abusing priests

Judge rules that trial will be held in Ramsey County.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Archbishop John Nienstedt declares he won’t step down

In interview, archbishop says local Catholic Church has turned the corner on clergy sex abuse scandal.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 09:47 AM

Philanthropy beat: Free dental clinic in Mankato draws 2,000

The line started forming Thursday afternoon outside the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. By dawn Friday, it snaked around the...

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Shake-up rattles Minnesota’s charitable e-gambling industry

Express Games MN will cease operations July 31, while Acres 4.0 may be selling its Minnesota e-pulltab system.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 05:27 AM

July 22: Diocese case will move to jury trial

Charges of church negligence in the handling of sexually abusive priests will be heard by a jury this fall.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 05:58 AM

July 15: Insider: Archdiocese cavalier about clergy abuse

For lawsuit, whistleblower details archdiocese trouble in handling clergy abuse cases.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:32 PM

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