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Federal audits show that Minnesota's Education Department has been repeatedly cited for lapses since 2012.
Sen. Roger Chamberlain says Education Department could have taken stronger action as far back as 2018.
Dispute led to man's death.
New legislation would ban newly formed nonprofits and nonprofits with elected officials on their boards from receiving state grants.
The new Minnesota Public Health Corps is looking for 150 Minnesotans to work for a year in local public health departments and other organizations.
The St. Anthony nonprofit voluntarily agreed to close down in February after the FBI raided its offices in January.
According to a new survey, Minnesota foundation grants are estimated to stay nearly flat in 2022, but at a level 22% higher than 2019.
Partners in Nutrition made its case Thursday to an internal appeals panel at the Education Department, hoping to overturn the department's suspension of funding.
CFO says department doesn't have investigative authority but reported concerns early to federal authorities and stopped payments to meal providers before a judge ordered payments to resume.
Iona's Beach stands out from the iconic gray rocky shoreline of the North Shore. But it's more than the color of its rocks that makes this site unique.
Mr. Brown, as he was known by generations of students, was a dean, athletic director and coach at Anwatin Middle School for more than two decades.
As COVID relief ebbs and living costs rise, they are rallying for more support.
For all the organizations, the surprise donations are the most money they've ever received from one donor.
It's part of a larger $436 million grant from Scott, an author and ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
The Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charitable Association, an arm of the Minnesota VFW, has lost $40,000 in the theft.
Youth Leadership Academy, a newly formed Minneapolis nonprofit, was the top provider in Minnesota of summer meals last year — reporting dishing out 7 million meals.
Loss of federal COVID aid, extra child tax credit will affect families this year.
A Republican seeking to unseat Attorney General Keith Ellison is criticizing his office for not doing enough to oversee Minnesota nonprofits.
The nonprofit, which is being investigated by the FBI, announced last week it would dissolve. Now, the state agency wants court oversight of the process to prevent any fraud of its remaining assets.
According to FBI search warrants unsealed so far, investigators allege at least $48 million in federal nutrition aid was spent on lavish trips, luxury homes and other personal expenses.
The FBI investigation started last May, and the organization hasn't been able to operate since January when its assets were frozen.
Unlike corporate boards or college and university boards, laws give more protection to unpaid volunteers who serve on Minnesota's more than 9,000 nonprofit boards.
The department wants to terminate its contract with Partners in Quality Care. The St. Paul-based organization plans to appeal.
Four Republican state senators are requesting an audit of the Education Department and its oversight of St. Anthony nonprofit Feeding Our Future.
Aimee Bock of Feeding Our Future said the investigation of her nonprofit is retribution for a lawsuit against the state Department of Education and that she's done nothing wrong.
The statewide program, which offers incentives for Minnesotans on food stamps to purchase fresh, locally grown foods, landed a federal grant that will double its budget this year.
Documents allege Feeding Our Future funneled government money into jewelry, trips to Vegas, among other personal expenses.
The FBI says the St. Anthony-based nonprofit was part of a broad scheme to defraud the USDA of millions, funneling money from federally funded child nutrition programs to an array of entities to launder the money and use it for personal real estate, cars and other luxury items.
Some nonprofits are scaling back programs or turning to their own staff to work more due to shrinking volunteer ranks.
Sahan Journal is the first nonprofit news organization in Minnesota that the American Journalism Project has funded.
The effort, which began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, pays Minnesota chefs and restaurant workers to prepare meals for those who need them.
AmeriCorps members will help about 750 Afghan refugees arriving in Minnesota in the next two months.
More than 300 nonprofits have closed in Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the number of closures so far isn't a significant uptick from pre-pandemic.
Project Home opened at the Provincial House in St. Paul to help address the housing crisis in Ramsey County.
Nexus Community Partners in St. Paul and NDN Collective in Rapid City, S.D., will help design and operate grant programs for Black and Native Americans.
A statewide advocacy organization is pushing to re-examine how to broaden the base of organizations.
The local Red Cross has sent 19 volunteers from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to help Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas tornado victims.
The Twin Cities Salvation Army has dubbed the mysterious philanthropist "St. Grand" for dropping $1,000 in the red kettles for 11 years in a row.
Local nonprofits are struggling to draw job applicants, looking for new ways to offer incentives to attract and retain employees.
The Salvation Army is resuming its special Toy Lift program, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19.
The Lost 40 is one of the few places left in Minnesota where you can walk among giants — towering centuries-old pines.
Boone was a founding board member at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis.
Annual Twin Cities toy drives are navigating a second pandemic holiday season as well.
The second Turkey Day during the pandemic showed we're not yet fully back to pre-pandemic holiday festivities.
The crash Tuesday killed 75-year-old Esther Viola Waas.
Here is a sampling of some Twin Cities spots offering free Thanksgiving meals for Minnesotans in need.
Nonprofits that provide food for people in need are struggling with rising food costs and supply-chain issues causing shortages.
Food shelves say requests for help are spiking again as other extra help wanes.
It's a record in the 13 years of the statewide giving "holiday."
Experts say donations are still higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The red kettles are back for the holiday season but the Salvation Army is also encouraging more online donations
The suspect was initially apprehended by We Push for Peace, a community outreach group.
It's the third consecutive increase for a city election.
Just two incumbents will be returning in January.
Another four incumbents who supported the policing overhaul were re-elected.
All nine seats of the board were up for election, with 23 hopefuls running. Board of Estimate & Taxation races were too close to call.
Officials predict the election — which has drawn national attention and is the first city election since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd — may surpass records for turnout.
Candidates running for mayor's job say he mishandled the response to 2020 unrest. Frey said it gave him experience to handle future crises.
The four candidates are among 17 people vying for the mayoral position.
With near record number of candidates and three ballot questions, the city could be on the verge of historic high voter turnout ahead of in-person voting on Nov. 2.
Cam Gordon and Kevin Reich are seeking fifth and fourth City Council terms.
Mickey Moore said he's long lived in the Eighth Ward but is now leasing an apartment in the Ninth to meet residency rules.
Incumbents face 10 challengers in 3 council races.
Local philanthropies find themselves tied to both sides of policing debate.
New nonprofit Queerspace Collective fills a crucial void in LGBTQ mentoring programs.
Most city residents, white and Black, have an unfavorable view of the department, and Black voters overwhelmingly oppose officer cuts.
Munsinger Gardens is the only public garden in Minnesota that hugs the shoreline of the Mississippi River.
Fractures reflect a broader gap across Minnesota and nationwide as the Democratic establishment faces intense competition from a newly energized and insurgent progressive wing of the party.
As virus cases increase, some nonprofits are canceling in-person events or implementing new safety protocols.
Pain Free Patriots, Minnesota AG settle allegations that pain-relief grants benefited group's founder.
Simon Adams will lead the Center for Victims of Torture, starting in October.
After devastating quake, Minnesotans rally to help.
Goal is to diversify the animal welfare industry by supporting communities of color.
Fort McCoy is one of three U.S. military bases the government is considering housing thousands of Afghan refugees.
As Minnesotans with ties to Afghanistan scramble to help family and friends trapped by the turmoil, local groups are stepping up to help.