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Foundation's reach grows in Wisconsin, Montana.
The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
About 45 people attended gathering Monday night.
After a three-year investigation, Praying Pelican Missions was ordered to overhaul its polices and leadership.
The focus on housing is in direct response to last year's Minneapolis homeless camp, one of the largest settlements ever seen in the state.
The foundation is paying for training for nonprofits to navigate the transition.
"Still work to be done," victim's lawyer says; Children's still faces eight more cases.
Although the lights can be seen any time of year, spring and fall, especially September and March, are the best chances to see the northern lights in Minnesota.
Across the state, more than a dozen efforts have popped up to bring in new and young people.
At St. John's, he ditched his initial plans to go into journalism and took his parish priest's suggestion to enter the novitiate.
Events thousands of miles away can prompt action close to home, leaders of Twin Cities groups say.
The name of the fort itself won't change.
Cycling Without Age gives older adults with limited mobility a thrilling change of scene on electric bikes.
Retirements clear a path for the next generation.
Grants will fund energy audits, car-sharing promotion and other community efforts.
The agency said it expected revenue declines — this year down by $7 million — as it retools.
The museum will close the Cell Lab on Sept. 6.
Heat advisory covers until at least 10 p.m., prompts cautionary message from National Weather Service.
Laura Stearns contends that jurors had no idea that insurance companies were on the hook, not CTC, for paying any damages in her case.
As a developer and general contractor, Nawal Noor is leading efforts to diversify the industry.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation's high-profile, red carpet gala — the biggest celebrity event in Minnesota each year — is ending after a nearly 20-year run.Since…
Nonprofits are working to increase awareness about the 2020 census
Loons frequently nest and raise their young in areas where boaters may be speeding by and loon chicks can't dive for safety or fly until they are more than two months old.
It aims to help fuel trucks deliver gas to stations that could run low.
Nonprofits are tapping unusual benefits to attract and retain employees.
With individual giving down, nonprofits struggle with how to move forward.
The free one-hour classes on online safety are the first of the kind for the YMCA in the Twin Cities.
The 77-year-old was among the first black probation officers in Hennepin County.
State's nonprofits struggle to find ways to increase donations
It's the first initiative for the Vikings Foundation, which launched in 2017.
The filing came a week after CTC issued a public apology to abuse victim.
Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
It's the latest company to shift how it gives money to nonprofits and communities.
"Last week we failed in our commitment to be empathetic and respectful in our handling of our legal obligation," Children's Theatre Company artistic director Peter Brosius said.
YouthLink is expanding its services to help more homeless youths.
Lakeville and the southern Twin Cities metro were among the areas swamped by thunderstorms.
Historic Fort Snelling offers free admission for military members for the first time.
Tapping into the state's booming brewery scene is leading to new ways to raise money.
Nonprofit needs to stop drawing on its century-old endowment.
It is part of a growing effort to address health disparities in the neediest parts of the city.
Somali refugee Hudda Ibrahim created the grassroots effort for people to ask frank questions and have civil conversation.
The nonprofit known for its mentoring programs will move in fall 2020.
Low unemployment rates make hiring competitive with government sector.
Almost 100 Twin Cities groups will get a share of the narrowed-focus funds.
As a self-proclaimed "professional lesbian," she became a critical supporter for many students at Minnesota State.
With a tightening job market and low unemployment, adding such benefits can attract employees and boost retention.
New efforts aim to help educate and mobilize the next generation of civic leaders.
Camp du Nord is known for its summer family camps. But winter is increasingly a draw for adults, couples and women's groups.
A geomagnetic storm means that there is stronger solar activity.
Susie Brown had been the chief operations officer for the Minnesota State Bar, Hennepin County Bar and Ramsey County Bar Associations and Foundations.
At least 10,233 people are homeless, the most since 1991.
Each of the 24 people get up to $100,000 to enhance their leadership skills.
Second Harvest Heartland wants to provide more fresh produce, so it stepped up to grow its own in a hydroponic environment in a shipping container.
Police are stepping up patrols this weekend at mosques after the deadly shooting.
The "fairy godmothers" behind Operation Glass Slipper are retiring, leaving the nonprofit's future uncertain.
RaiseMN teaches small nonprofits to build ties with donors.
Facility in Minnesota that administers the AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps programs is set to close.
The St. Paul-based foundations are nearing $1.5 billion in assets, making it the largest community foundation in the state.
The $5M donation will help fund wages, staff training and new technology.
More residents get around on foot, often on well-traveled roads
In a state known for its snowy, cold months, more Twin Cities nonprofits are stepping up to diversify winter activities and make them more accessible to people who wouldn't normally try them.
We asked Star Tribune readers to send us their cold weather questions. Here's what we found out.
Her book, "It Only Takes One Yes," pushes children to make a difference in the world no matter their age.
It's the first time in 35 years that the property in Tofte, Minn., has been listed for sale.
Leigh Meska, 31, turned up Thursday in Rockford, but authorities did not say how she got there.
But many are worried that it will happen again Feb. 15.
Tom Hedges was working as St. Peter’s city administrator when Loren Law showed up at the 27-year-old’s doorstep in 1976 with a pitch: Would he…
It's unclear when the canceled cases will be rescheduled.
• Voyageurs National Park: Some ski trails will be open at Voyageurs, thanks to special funding from the Voyageurs National Park Association, the nonprofit friends…
Steve Soyka, who started his new job last week, is the first new sheriff in the central Minnesota county in 16 years.
The indefinite government shutdown is tightening its grip on federal workers, their families and local economies.
Minnesota state parks are getting a bit brighter again this winter. Starting on New Year’s Eve, state parks from Blue Mounds in southern Minnesota to…
Awareness efforts, smoke alarm campaign may have helped
Claas Relotius no longer works for Der Spiegel, a news magazine that said he fabricated at least 14 of nearly 60 articles.
Starting next month, city leaders plan to lobby legislators.