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Anoka-Hennepin Schools Offer Food Shelves For Hungry

The latest survey found that more than 1,400 people are homeless in Anoka County, and nearly 600 are children in families. Even more startling is the increase in young adults ages 18 to 21 who are homeless.

12/07/2011

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Lincoln Place Offers Homes For Homeless Youths

On any given night in the Twin Cities, there are roughly 1,000 people who don’t have a place to sleep. If all of the homeless shelters are filled to capacity, only 30 percent of the need is met.

12/03/2011

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Homeless Man Who Died In Vacant Home Fire ID’d

Authorities have identified the homeless man who died Wednesday morning after starting a fire to keep warm in a vacant Minneapolis house.

12/02/2011

Three sisters from Plymouth, Minn., raised nearly $4,000 for the homeless by sleeping outside in a box in winter 2011. (credit: CBS)

Kids Sleep Outside To Raise Money For The Homeless

Carrie Sewald-Hester homeschools her kids during the day, but they’re also learning lessons at night.

11/14/2011

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Teens Sleep In Boxes For Homelessness Awareness

The chill of fall and freeze of winter is not the kind of weather you’d want to spend a lot of time outside in.

10/21/2011

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Homeless Population Up In Minn., Down In Wis.

A new government report says homelessness is up slightly in Minnesota and down in Wisconsin.

06/15/2011

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Making A Difference By Helping People Fill Their Homes

Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to Ron Johnson who volunteers his time at a non-profit that helps people transition out of poverty and homelessness.

05/12/2011

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Thanks To Donations, Mpls Center For Homeless Stays Open

A North Minneapolis organization was able to serve its community Easter dinner today, thanks to WCCO-TV viewers.

04/22/2011

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Mpls Center For Homeless Now Needs A Helping Hand, Too

Fed up with violence in her neighborhood, Jariland Spence turned her former sewing shop into a center for people in need. Now, however, she’s hoping her non-profit, which relies on donations, can get a second chance, too, and just in time for Easter weekend.

04/14/2011

A homeless man lays in a street of Paris on Nov. 19, 2010. (credit: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

Hennepin Co. Exhibit Shows Portraits Of Homeless

A new Hennepin County exhibit strives to make sure that homeless people are not faceless.

03/30/2011

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Suburbia’s Growing Homelessness Problem

Homelessness is not just an urban problem, as some Twin Cities suburban counties report a striking surge in the number of people without a place to live.

03/29/2011

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Minn.’s Klobuchar Wants Housing For Homeless Vets

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is appearing at a supportive housing facility for veterans on Sunday to promote a bill aimed at putting more homeless veterans in similar housing situations.

02/20/2011

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Homeless: When Cold, ‘It’s Rough Out There’

We’re seeing record breaking lows in some parts of Minnesota. So how are the homeless weathering the climate?

01/21/2011

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Woman Dies En Route To Homeless Shelter

A woman died overnight in Minneapolis while she was walking to a homeless shelter.

01/21/2011

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Dorothy Day Center Offers Hope In 2011

For years, a place in St. Paul has been serving people in need, from food to housing to health.

01/08/2011

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