Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Winona Diocese appeals to move clergy abuse trial from Ramsey County

Attorneys argue that the church can’t get a fair trial in Ramsey County.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:15 AM

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

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