Jean Hopfensperger

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

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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

Giving beat: Investor exchange blazes a new trail

The Twin Cities will become the hub of a national philanthropy movement this week that prods foundations to spend more...

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 09:03 PM

Ham Lake talk sets aside discord to heal a hurting Catholic Church

As many Minnesota Catholics struggle to reconcile their faith with the revelations of clergy sexual abuse, a gathering at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake provided one grass-roots model to bridge the divide.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:40 PM

May 8: Privacy vs. public safety argued in abuse case

Hearing begins in lawsuit over whether names of accused priests should be revealed.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:38 PM

On the beat: MS 150 bike ride is a family affair

When the MS 150 bike ride takes off for Duluth in June, the Zylstra family will have a particularly strong...

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Giving beat: 'Save Darfur' Facebook philanthropy falls flat

The “Save Darfur” cause on Facebook drew more than 1 million members between 2007 and 2010, drawing attention to the...

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 06:05 PM

Ex-archdiocese deputy: Clergy abusers given jobs, financial assistance

The Rev. Kevin McDonough testified that he often destroyed notes from his meetings on priests' sex misconduct.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 12:44 PM

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