For children in the poorest regions of Africa, not only do they walk miles for an education, they do it barefoot. That’s why a father and son in Blaine are putting together a shoe drive they hope will generate hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks for kids in the Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Harvey Hielkema, of Baldwin, Wisconsin says his real estate career gave him good fortune, but he was called to use his hobby to help those less fortunate.
A federal court in Minneapolis sentenced a 40-year-old Maplewood man Monday for taking more than $860,000 from accounts at various financial institutions, according to the Justice Department.
A bank that handles the majority of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia said Friday it would continue that service until Dec. 30, allowing funds to keep flowing into the war-torn and famine-stricken country while officials discuss ways to reduce the bank’s risk.
Doing business in Africa was the topic of a meeting of prominent business experts in Minneapolis Wednesday morning.
Volunteering makes a team stronger. That’s the message from this week’s Community Spotlight Award winner.
The Horn of Africa’s worst famine in 60 years is putting nearly four million people at-risk of starvation in Somalia. But Wednesday, Minnesota-based Feed My Starving Children hoped to make a dent in that.
A Mankato-based publisher will donate 300,000 overstock children’s books to a nonprofit group that ships them to African countries.