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Salvation Army Working To Keep Homeless From Heat

Housing nearly 600 people a night is typical for the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center. But those numbers remain steady with the hot weather, barely giving staff a break to prepare adequate room.

07/22/2014

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New Summer Music Fest Planned For Coon Rapids

A new summer music festival is planned for Coon Rapids next month. The first Rum River Music Fest will be held July 19. The festival will be held at Sand Creek Park and will benefit HOPE 4 Youth, a nonprofit organization serving homeless young people in Anoka County.

06/11/2014

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New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In Minneapolis

It’s a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The “Give Real Change” campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.

06/02/2014

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‘Suits For Soldiers’ Helps Homeless Vets Get Back Into Workforce

For hundreds of homeless veterans across the state of Minnesota, getting their hands on a nice business suit could be life changing.

04/27/2014

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Advocates Ask For $100 Million To Eliminate Minn. Homelessness

Hundreds came to the State Capitol Thursday to ask legislators to give $100 million to provide shelter for the homeless. The money would go to pay for 5,000 units across Minnesota, and supporters say it would keep Minnesota on track to be first state to eliminate homelessness for veterans. According to Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul), 14,000 people are homeless on an average night in the state.

03/06/2014

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Charges: Group Used Others’ Food Stamps To Buy, Sell Groceries

Three people have been charged with using other people’s food stamps to purchase groceries and ship them to Africa at a profit. According to the criminal complaints, the group operating the scheme bought up EBT cards from those on SNAP, usually buying them from people at homeless shelters.

03/05/2014

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MCTC Holds Day Of Service To Honor MLK Jr.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College held their sixth annual MLK, Jr. Day Of Service on Saturday. Those attending started the day with breakfast before hearing some inspirational speakers and music. Afterwards, many attendees went to several local non-profit organizations to volunteer. Volunteer Delores Roberts was with a group who were making blankets for the homeless.

01/18/2014

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Minneapolis Salvation Army Shelter ‘Crazy Busy’

The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in downtown Minneapolis is packed with people seeking refuge from the extreme cold.

01/06/2014

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Salvation Army Reaching Out To Homeless During Brutal Cold Snap

The Salvation Army is welcoming people without shelter to use its eight Twin Cities worship and service centers, as well as its Harbor Light shelter in downtown Minneapolis during the dangerous cold snap. Staff at Harbor Light are planning for people to be inside for the next 48 hours or more, beginning on Saturday night. Staff say they have plenty of blankets, extra food and warm beverages on hand.

01/04/2014

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East Bethel Teen Uses Paycheck To Buy Gifts For Homeless

We know what a lot of teenagers want for Christmas: things like cell phones and Xboxes. Jessica Peterson, 17, of East Bethel is not like those teenagers. She got what she wanted on Christmas Eve by making a difference.

12/24/2013

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Teen Spends More Than $500 Buying Gifts For Homeless

An East Bethel teenager is a picture of the holiday season of giving, donating her entire paycheck to buy Christmas gifts for more than 50 homeless Minnesotans.

12/19/2013

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12-17-13 Mary Jo Copeland On The Morning News With Dave Lee

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12/17/2013

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Salvation Army Volunteers Rush To Get Homeless Inside & Warm

The Salvation Army is equipped to help the hundreds of homeless men and women who come to them for shelter a night, but since the cold snap hit, their space has become crowded.

12/08/2013

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Radiothon Raises Enough For 100,000 Thanksgiving Meals

In its 11th year staging the annual Hunger Mission Radiothon, NewsRadio 830 WCCO managed to raise nearly $200,000 to benefit the Union Gospel Mission. The Radiothon was held at the Mall of America Rotunda on Tuesday from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

11/20/2013

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YouthLink Helps Homeless Youth With The Support They Need

For four decades, YouthLink has been helping homeless youth with food, counseling and academic support.

10/01/2013

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