Fundraising

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Twins Announce Plans For 1st-Ever TwinsFest At Target Field

The Minnesota Twins along with the Twins Community Fund announced Tuesday additional details for “TwinsFest at Target Field,” which they are calling a “new twist” on a longstanding Minnesota baseball tradition.

10/29/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Has $1.2M For Minn. Senate Race

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he raised $700,000 for his campaign in the last three months, and has $1.2 million in the bank as he seeks to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year.

10/10/2013

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Local Rapper Dessa’s Van Burglarized On Tour In NY

A local music star is suffering a big loss while on the road. According to Doomtree.net, the tour van of rapper and singer Dessa was burglarized Friday night, with thieves stealing crucial equipment for their shows. The singer/songwriter says her band lost computers, camera gear, merchandise and cash. It happened during a tour stop in Buffalo, N.Y. As police search for the stolen gear, Dessa started a fundraising page to replace those items. Fans have already contributed more than $20,000 as of Saturday evening.

09/21/2013

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Minn. Gov To Rely More On Fundraising In ’14 Race

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, known for being his own biggest political benefactor, said Wednesday he doesn’t plan to use personal money in his 2014 re-election campaign on quite the scale of his last two campaigns.

06/05/2013

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

Former vice president Walter Mondale arrives at the inauguration of Barack Obama. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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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