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Gov. Mark Dayton has succeeded in stripping the Minnesota Historical Society of its statutory authority as the state's preservation office, thanks to an omnibus bill passed by the House and Senate that awaits his signature.
New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.
Pohlad Family Foundation to give $1 million in emergency grants to nonprofits hit hard by United Way shortfall
Several nonprofits funded by the United Way were told they would be cut.
Several Twin Cities attractions geared toward children are trying to broaden their appeal (and add to their bottom line) by offering more adults-only events.
Underage prostitution network spanned many states, investigators say.
The university's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action determined Randy Handel "created an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment."
This month, Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin County dropped the suburban from its name and announced its "relaunch."
Mckesson, known for his protest work and activism across the country, was the keynote speaker at the Charities Review Council Forum in Minneapolis.
Many say top talent translates into the ability to help more people and spend donor money more strategically. Others say social service organizations should be appropriately modest.
The next step is persuading legislators to provide $27 million in state bonds for the project.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is taking aim at Kars4Kids, a New Jersey charity that spent less than one percent of the $3 million it raised from Minnesota donors on charitable programs in the state.
Groups are scrambling to close the gap after United Way's decision to pull back millions in funds.
A group of foundations is coming together to invest in social, economic gains.
The agency would be more efficient and accountable if moved under state control, Gov. Mark Dayton says.
Hurt by targeted giving, the Twin Cities branch called 150 nonprofits to let them know their funding will be cut.
Greater Twin Cities United Way laid off nine staff members this week and will leave two vacant positions unfilled after missing its 2016 fundraising goals,…
Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation is upending conventions with its BridgeBuilder Challenge, which is offering $1 million annually for outside-the-box ideas.
A 10-year plan to end homelessness in Hennepin County has concluded short of its goal, with the number of homeless actually increasing slightly since 2007.…
Local agencies and individuals are moving quickly to feed the starving before the crisis in Africa becomes a large-scale catastrophe.
"The Faith in Each Other Fund" will help Jewish schools, community centers and synagogues increase security. Foundation leaders will set up a parallel defense fund for Muslims this spring.
Training based on science helps adult caregivers model resilience and optimism for their young clients.
A trio of Twin Cities food nonprofits eager to satisfy the appetites of socially conscious consumers has branched out into the catering business, and business is brisk.
Message of foundation leaders was to think globally but act locally.
Brackets for Good seeds 64 nonprofits in a tournament where they compete to be the highest fundraiser.
Now in its 33rd year, the Center for Victims of Torture has helped develop and lead the international rehabilitation movement, with U.S. and U.N. support.
The St. Paul-based foundation will devote most of the $7 million-plus it spends annually on education to the "School Design for Individualized Learning" initiative.
Charity reports that tech retailer raised $18.2 million as "Thanks and Giving" donor.
Some nonprofits pay more in taxes on pulltabs, other gambling than they give out to community.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled last summer that Metro Transit had to turn the video over to the passenger.
Nonprofit life coaches partner with state and counties to help them thrive
The University of Minnesota Law School's Center for New Americans has filed lawsuits on behalf of immigrant families and dispatched attorneys and law students to the airport in the wake of efforts to bar some immigrants.
But the Minnesota Family Council called the proposal "a welcome change."
More of them are following the corporate world, using headhunters.
Social worker Harvey Hamilton Glommen dedicated his life to helping society’s most vulnerable members. He developed innovative and lifesaving programs for seniors, including a meal…
Three metro organizations each received $1 million grants.
St. Paul's Higher Ground facility goes beyond crisis management to keep people off the streets.
Matt Varilek left a job in Washington D.C. to lead the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation.
Despite affirmative action laws, audit says state hiring of "targeted groups" lags behind.
Civil rights more important than ever, says activist and widow of Medgar Evers.
A Republican leader told organizations: "Be ready to deliver accountability."
Pulltabs, raffles, bingo and other forms of charitable wagering jumped 13.2 percent.
Minneapolis Foundation focused on boosting education, economic vitality.
Gift of Adoption has awarded $5.4 million nationwide to help 1,820 families adopt.
In the last two decades, the E. David Fischman Scholarship has awarded $3.1 million to 71 Israelis pursuing doctorates at American universities.
"It warms your heart," says school district spokeswoman.
The charity is short thousands of volunteers to staff its red kettles.
Despite Gov. Mark Dayton’s objections, six massive paintings depicting Minnesota soldiers in Civil War battles will be rehung in the Governor’s Reception Room and anteroom…
On Thursday, the 30-member executive council of the Minnesota Historical Society is expected to decide the future of six massive and priceless paintings that depict Minnesota soldiers in Civil War battles.
John Hinderaker, in remaking the conservative think tank, also sees a surge in donations.
Founded in 1969, clinic follows no-fee, anonymous model that has reached thousands.
The Minneapolis-based nonprofit National Theatre for Children is the creative middleman connecting companies, schools and perhaps their toughest customers: children.
The mood is upbeat as staff prepares a move to the more spacious Higher Ground.
The nonprofit expects its technology vendor to find out what went wrong on the site.
Some leaders attribute uptick in donations and volunteers to postelection anxiety.
Even with topping $18 million, donors and nonprofits express frustration with GiveMN site.
Six Upper Midwest nonprofits with bold missions to transform the communities they serve, including the Northside Achievement Zone in north Minneapolis, will divide up a…
Partake in a little sledgehammer therapy in St. Paul. Help some duct-tape wielding students stick it to their teacher in St. Louis Park. Laugh it…
Registry identifies individuals in need and helps them find housing.
The two conservation groups will continue to help metro area residents save on energy bills.
Twin Cities voters went to the polls in a steady stream Tuesday evening, but by about 5 p.m. there were few signs of a late rush like the one that polling places saw in the early morning.
For the second year in a row, the Twin Cities’ regional spelling bee could be in peril if it doesn’t find a patron. The Scripps…
The 50 members of the nonprofit Fourth Generation pool their dollars and time to make smarter, focused donation decisions.
Hastings-based sanctuary took the seven – plus two mares – from S.D. refuge.
For the first time, Habitat will allow an expanded pool of families to shop for homes on the open market and then assist with the purchase and renovations.
The program in St. Paul aims to offer a safe place to develop life skills before moving on.
Methodist Bishop Emerson Stephen Colaw had a knack for taking a familiar Bible story and reframing it in a way that challenged and inspired listeners.…
Several nonprofits offer programs to improve financial literacy among teens and young adults — and meet what is increasingly seen as a real need.
Michael Tobak is being investigated by state and federal authorities for allegedly diverting millions from his home health-care business for his personal use.
It's a first-of-its-kind partnership between the state and a nonprofit, the Women's Foundation of Minnesota.
Some leaders say paying a livable wage to their own employees is a moral mandate.
Dogs once set for slaughter are finding homes here in a Humane Society program.
The Minnesota attorney general, U.S. attorney and the IRS are scrutinizing International Health Care Services of Golden Valley and its former president.
Retiree Lois Ninnemann likes to belly up to the penny slots at the casino. The thrill of a big jackpot is a big reason she…
Pro hockey cost the Minnesota hockey great a knee and a hip. But the ibuprofen he took daily nearly cost him his life.
Both boys lost limbs during terrorist attacks in northern Iraq.
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