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Programs aid first-time home buyers and provide fixer-upper loans.
Representatives for the Roseville mall are shopping around a "village" concept that would transform the vacant Herberger's department store.
The families of the defendant and victim sat in courtroom, watching and crying.
County Attorney John Choi promised to improve sex assault investigations.
The 600 students were all given the same assignment: Tell a story from history that invokes both triumph and tragedy.
The county and city continue to differ on housing goals, but development of the former TCAAP site will go forward, officials said.
Kahn authored the 2009 law against legislators naming entities — including buildings, roads and facilities — after a living person and thinks it's still sage advice.
Decades ago, he helped preserve Interstate State Park area along St. Croix.
Mayor said angry outbursts and violations of the city's respectful workplace policy forced the City Council to act.
Minnetonka High School is among several Twin Cities schools that honor community service with a varsity letter.
Time is right to plant the seed among high-schoolers.
East-metro officials cite community need and suffering as a result of more aggressive enforcement under the Trump administration.
Travis VanDeWiele pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and resigned.
No end in sight to long-running dispute over Rice Creek Commons.
The bridge will nod to Rondo's history as a vibrant African-American neighborhood that has persevered despite the displacement decades ago of more than 600 black families.
Ivan Dan Walker pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault, and will be sentenced this spring to 30 years in prison.
County attorney's policy weighs how pleas will affect immigration status.
The PulsePoint app alerts people nearby when 911 dispatch receives a call of cardiac arrest in a public location.
Passolt broke his hip in the 2017 fall on an icy sidewalk near the State Capitol.
The Supreme Court order cited misconduct involving failure to "diligently handle matters" for 11 clients.
Joshua McLay told district officials he was taking staff to coaching clinics.
A black man said he was singled out to pay in advance; the Ocean Buffet manager said he was caught up in group of kids asked to pay first.
Foundation has started legal funds for renters.
Cavalry barracks will be transformed into the visitors center.
Ramsey County presses to end impasse with Arden Hills over development.
Junior Achievement expects to draw 30,000 students a year to St. Paul center.
YMCA's new training and experience space represents a bold public commitment to equity.
They are telecommuting, taking paid time off, asking grandparents for help and leaning on friends.
In first year of new rules for giving, the negative effect that some had feared has not materialized.
One defendant pleaded guilty this week and could face 8 to 14 months in prison.
Cafarella's behind-the-scenes work influenced prominent brands such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Eddie Bauer and Big G cereals
ChildSight Minnesota and Phillips Eye Institute join forces to make sure that Twin Cities kids succeed.
The food bank, among the nation's largest, is in the midst of major expansion.
After the ceremony, guests celebrated by packing meals. "We'd rather raise money for kids and use this as an opportunity to serve," said the groom.
"The holidays are a wonderful time to get together and celebrate each other," said Bruce Mooty. "I can't imagine how difficult it would be for families who don't have the opportunity to gather around a meal at this time."
The Minnesota nonprofit helped feed nearly a third more clients than in 2017.
Thrift stores, viewed a generation ago as places where poor people shop, are now attracting more middle class, environmentally conscious consumers in search of vintage and one-of-a-kind items.
The nonprofit food bank and veterinary assistance program provides food and care to prevent heartbreaking human-animal separations.
The Minnesota foundation gives away $1 million a year to families facing childhood cancer.
Minnesota is home to six of the 30 foundations most generous to Indian causes, giving $118.5 million between 2006 and 2014.
Camp Northern Lights is 115 acres on Bear Island Lake in Babbitt, Minn.
The international event followed record-breaking Give to the Max Day.
The Constellation Fund will give to poverty-fighting organizations.
Twin Cities nonprofit Bridging seeks donations, volunteers as it expands into larger space.
"States of Incarceration" is a national traveling exhibit created by students and featuring historic photos, original artwork and videos. It will be in the Twin Cities until Feb. 18.
It's a bit of a pushback to many of the driven, competitive, anxiety-ridden parenting styles batted around in pop culture today.
Organizers of the 24-hour online giving marathon aim to beat last year's total of $20.6 million.
Donors gave a record $20.6 million last year.
The company has built its reputation on serving working-class customers.
Packing nutritious food for people in need, Second Harvest Heartland's FoodRx embraces the concept of "food as medicine."
The mood was muted, with many voters lamenting the country's deepening political divide.
Minnesotans cast a huge number of early votes in the run-up to Election Day, but turnout at polling locations has been strong all day, with people lining up in a steady drizzle to cast ballots before heading to work.
Other Twin Cities foundations have also been exploring ways to involve more people in awarding grants.
Margaret Anne Combs served as a Catholic Charities adoption social worker for three decades, helping hundreds of eager couples become parents.At the same time, Combs…
United Way will concentrate its grants on programs that address education success, household stability, and employment and income gaps. It will eliminate grantmaking categories for legal services and independent living.
FreedomWorks is expanding from a 15-bed building it recently sold in north Minneapolis to a remodeled nursing home campus that could one day serve as many as 180 men and women.
The church has long been a social and spiritual center for its congregation.
The inaugural Festival of Giving encouraged parents and children to volunteer together in fun, creative and, most important, lasting ways.
American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens raised $425,000 from Minnesotans from 2011 to 2017, according to the lawsuit by the Minnesota attorney general.
More nonprofits sell their stories through analysis.
More than six in 10 homeless people in Minnesota report struggling with significant mental illness, experts say.
Many say they're eager for another justice with more conservative ideals on the U.S. Supreme Court, and they view the allegations against him as a partisan attack.
Karin Olofsdotter is gathering information about the surge in anti-Semitism in the U.S. — a grimly similar issue in Europe.
The St. Louis Park nonprofit started in 2014 and has since matched 740 breast cancers patients with mentors who have survived breast cancer.
$26M facility at Fort Snelling spreads the group's mission.
Last year in Minnesota, 68 people died in home fires, the highest number of fatalities in 20 years, according to the State Fire Marshal's office. The Red Cross Home Fire campaign aims to reduce that number by 25 percent.
A shift to more nutritious ingredients is a big part of what prompted Second Harvest Heartland to move into a new warehouse.
Fifty years ago, a presidential commission reached this searing conclusion: "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal." This week, scholars, politicians and the public gather to reflect on the document.
Humane Society hopes new clinic will help households that can't pay high vet bills.
Minnesota ranks third in the number of volunteers per capita.
The groups bring people together for socializing and philanthropy.
The year-round nature initiative is aimed at all demographics: kids, adults, seniors, city dwellers and suburbanites.
Twin foundations respond to donors who want impact.
Medina Mayor Robert “Bob” Mitchell Jr. used his position at the podium to infuse civility and courtesy in public discourse. “He listened rather than judged.…
Families of color are much less likely to own a home in Minnesota, research shows