Fundraising

Alex Daley (back left) and Matt Scott (back right) believe in soccer's ability to cross cultures, and proved it, building a soccer pitch while living in Nepal this year. (credit: Dribble Daily)

Beyond Bounds: Dribbling 400 Miles Across MN For Social Change

I’ll be honest. Yes, it’s my job to research and report on amazing stories such as the duo who’ll traverse Minnesota’s 400 miles by dribbling from International Falls to the Iowa border, as part of a fundraiser to construct an inner city soccer pitch, complete with urban gardens to promote a community’s health, and even pride.

05/24/2013

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Baldwin Featured At Dems’ Humphrey-Mondale Dinner

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the featured attraction as Minnesota Democrats gather for their top fundraising event of the year.

04/20/2013

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Good Question: What Is Winning The NCAA Tourney Worth?

While getting to the Final Four is a big deal, winning it is even bigger. But how much do schools directly benefit from winning the championship game?

04/09/2013

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Motorcycle Group Has Raised $130,000+ For Amber Alerts

Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.

02/28/2013

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Session Start Means Dash For Minn. Campaign Cash

Monday is campaign money day for Minnesota lawmakers. It’s the final chance to raise money from lobbyists, associations and other big donors before the Legislature opens its 2013 session on Tuesday.

01/07/2013

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Opponents Of Gay Marriage Ban Raise $3M In 1 Month

The principal group working to defeat Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage raised $3 million in the final stretch of the race.

10/30/2012

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St. Thomas Reaches $500 Million Fundraising Goal

University of St. Thomas officials announced Wednesday they’ve raised more than $500 million in donations through their “Opening Doors” campaign.

10/18/2012

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Bachmann Maintains Money Edge In Re-Election Race

Republican Michele Bachmann’s opponent for congressional re-election has put more of money into his campaign, but the incumbent still has a wide cash advantage heading into the final weeks.

10/16/2012

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Klobuchar Enters Final Stretch With Almost $5M

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is expected to have a commanding financial advantage for the final weeks of her re-election campaign against Republican Kurt Bills.

10/12/2012

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Kline Has $1.4M For Last Push In Minn.’s 2nd Dist.

Republican Rep. John Kline has a healthy bank balance for the final weeks of his race against Democrat Mike Obermueller.

10/12/2012

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Band On The Run: Teacher To Run Marathon To Raise Instrument Money

Due to budget cuts, the Roosevelt High School band in Minneapolis barely existed two years ago. Now, six teachers are hoping to raise funds by running the ultimate race.

09/06/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

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Romney To Raise Money In Minnesota

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to Minnesota for a fundraising appearance. An invitation says Romney will be in Minnesota on Aug. 23 to raise money for his campaign.

08/07/2012

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St. Paul City Attorney Won’t Charge Ex-GOP Head

St. Paul’s top prosecutor won’t pursue criminal charges against former Minnesota Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton for fundraising irregularities.

08/03/2012

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Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

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Rep. Bachmann Claims $1M Raised In July

Rep. Michele Bachmann is claiming she raised $1 million in July toward her reelection campaign.

07/31/2012

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Opinion: Obama And Solyndra Reunite At High Dollar Fundraiser

One would think that Obama and his White House would want to keep the name Solyndra as far from the headlines as possible. Yet, President Obama is rubbing elbows with key players in the Solyndra stimulus disaster at a high-priced fundraiser where donors paid $35,800-per-person.

07/25/2012

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Appeals Court Restores MN Judicial Election Rules

A deeply split federal appeals court restored Minnesota’s restrictions on fundraising and endorsements by judicial candidates on Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision that held the state’s rules unconstitutional on free-speech grounds.

03/27/2012

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Mother, Daughter Help Others Fight Breast Cancer

A Minnesota mother and daughter trying to raise money to help others fight breast cancer heard some very good news recently.

03/08/2012

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26-Toed Cat Saves Wis. Animal Shelter

In a reversal of fortunes, a once-unwanted cat has come to the rescue of an animal shelter in need of a new home.

12/09/2011

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Charges: Mother, Uncle Stole From Burn Victim’s Fund

A mother and uncle have been charged with stealing money from a benefit fund intended to assist the recovery of a teenager intentionally set on fire.

10/25/2011

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Minn. GOP US Senate Candidate Reports $10K Haul

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arwood reports raising just over $10,500 in the most recent fundraising quarter for his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar in 2012.

10/20/2011

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Survivor Fundraises To Get Mammogram Machine For Rural Area

In the calm countryside of southwest Minnesota, in a rustic home nestled in the hillside of Windom, Tammy Hall’s vivacious personality is a stark contrast from her serene surroundings.

10/14/2011

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Severson Posts More Debt Than Cash In Senate Bid

The sole Republican currently in Minnesota’s 2012 U.S. Senate race has more debt than available cash in his first federal fundraising report.

07/15/2011

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Pawlenty Raises $4.5M In 3 Months For GOP Primary

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is set to report that he raised $4.5 million in the last three months and has some $2 million in the bank.

07/15/2011

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