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Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In Bloomington

Workers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.

12/23/2013

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Top Minn. Politicians Aim For $108K For Food Shelf

Some power players in Minnesota politics are raising money, but not for the next campaign. They’re after at least $108,000 for northern Minnesota food shelves. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was hosting Thursday’s event in at a downtown St. Paul pub. Gov. Mark Dayton was also expected to attend.

12/19/2013

Bob and Julie Little have put nearly 40,000 lights on the 55-foot tall tree on East Old Shakopee Road and Highway 77, just south of the Mall of America. (credit: CBS)

Bloomington Tree Display To Benefit K-9 Cops

In the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there’s one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn’t Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that,” Little said.

11/29/2013

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Second Harvest Heartland Hosting Hunger Awareness Month

Wearing orange on Thursday can help get peoples’ attention for a good cause. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and Second Harvest Heartland is hosting Go Orange Day. You might not see it but 600,000 thousand Minnesotans and residents of western Wisconsin are at risk of missing a meal every day.

09/05/2013

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Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In Nation

Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.

05/20/2013

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Community Helps North Minneapolis Food Shelf

The Camden Promise Food Shelf in North Minneapolis is struggling for food to fill their shelves after volunteers say one of their own stole nearly 1,500 pounds of food.

12/20/2011

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Judge Grants Minn. Food Banks A Shutdown Exemption

A judge has ruled that food-shelf operators across Minnesota can continue to distribute food despite the state government shutdown.

07/04/2011

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Minnesota Hospital Opens Food Pantry

A Minnesota medical center has opened one of the nation’s first hospital-based food pantries.

02/05/2011