Poverty, homeless and abuse are problems — and art is one of the solutions. At least in one program that’s finding a way to give at-risk kids a new way to express themselves, and an opportunity to display their work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
A garbage truck driver got a surprise Tuesday morning when he discovered a man inside the back containment area of his truck. The garbage truck driver was making pickups near the Warehouse District when he heard pounding from the back of the truck.
Wilder Research estimates, that on any night in the state of Minnesota, 2,500 youth and young adults are homeless and unaccompanied by an adult.
Minnesota’s homeless youth population is growing. On any given night, 2,500 young people spend the night on couches, car backseats, or worst of all, at city parks across the Metro. More than 10,000 Minnesotans younger than 18 will experience homelessness in some form this year.
Inside the art covered walls of YouthLink lies a refuge — a safe place for youth with nowhere to call home.
A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.
On a good night, “Cindy” can get a bottom bunk at Sally’s Place, a downtown Minneapolis homeless shelter for single women.
Officials in St. Louis County will be counting the number of homeless people who are avoiding shelter on a night of brutal cold.
Christmas night this year was cold, bone-chillingly cold.
A local organization is partnering with area churches to make sure people with no place to live have a good Christmas.
The 14th annual Project Homeless Connect in Minneapolis is underway at the Convention Center. They will serve about 1,800 people at the event, providing those in need with a variety of different services.
A homeless man died Saturday afternoon after he slipped into the Mississippi River, authorities say.
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People Serving People’s headquarters are in the shadows of the Metrodome, The ten-story, 110,000-square-foot building houses some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.
A Richfield teen has been sentenced to five years in prison for the beating death of a homeless man in North Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
On any given night in Minneapolis, between 300 and 400 people have no place to sleep. The tough economy has the city’s homeless population soaring — making the need for housing crucial. Now, Minneapolis has a new facility that will take more than 300 people off the streets.
Homeless shelters in the Fargo-Moorhead area report unprecedented demand this summer. New Life Center Assistant Director Rob Swiers tells The Forum newspaper that that shelter turned away 178 men in June and July because of a lack of space.
For months, Peavey Plaza housed members of the Occupy Movement. But it quickly became a place that business owners and police call “a problem.” Police say the increasing poor conditions for people living at Peavey Plaza led to a 300 percent increase in arrests in that area.
Peavey Plaza is being temporarily closed for cleaning and maintenance, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
The heat wave is impacting Minnesota’s homeless population. Shelters across the Twin Cities are at full capacity with people looking to cool off.
For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.
It was just after 2 o’clock Friday morning when the shrill sound of smoke alarms pierced the overnight darkness.
On a cold winter night, Sandy Norton is reading herself to sleep. She’s wrapped in a blanket, in the front seat of her car. Norton is the face of the working poor.
A new campaign hatched in Minneapolis is tapping into one of America’s most powerful demographics to help put an end to youth homelessness.
Hennepin County held its 12th annual Project Homeless Connect Monday. The event is a one stop shop for people who are either homeless or close to being homeless.