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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 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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Affordable Housing Coming For Minnesota’s Veterans At Fort Snelling

Military veterans and their families struggling with homelessness will have access to some affordable housing at Fort Snelling. A new development project, which started Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony, will turn five historic buildings into apartments on the Fort Snelling upper post.

05/29/2014

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Join Forces To End Veteran Homelessness

A major effort is underway to end homelessness in the Twin Cities with a special emphasis on those who are suffering after serving our country. It’s a joint project between St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis joined forces for Friday’s announcement in downtown Minneapolis.

01/31/2014

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Struggling Students Find Home At Rochester School

Sam Thomas suffered from crippling panic attacks. The attacks were so severe that Thomas would miss weeks of school at a time. Big groups terrified him. And the more school he missed, the worse the attacks got when another school day approached, creating a cycle that only got worse.

11/30/2013

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Reality Check: What’s It Really Like For Veterans In MN?

Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.

11/11/2013

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We Day Volunteers Party On Event’s Eve

We Day, a charity-based music event that started in Canada, invades the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday. Eighteen-thousand kids from 400 Minnesota schools are attending, and the only way they could get a ticket is by helping others. Volunteers have been working around the clock to get the event together. According to Dean Phillips, co-chair of We Day Minnesota, the Twin Cities is the first city in the Midwest to host this global event.

10/07/2013

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Interfaith Community Event To Address Homelessness

Minneapolis churches, mosques and synagogues are joining forces in an effort to end homelessness. The downtown congregations are holding a joint event Sunday to talk about issues surrounding homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

09/21/2013

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Extreme Homeless Man Makeover

Comedian  Vitaly Zdorovetskiy decided to make a homeless man king for a day.

07/31/2013

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Homeless Youth In Minn. Face Uncertain Future

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.

06/10/2013

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Study Finds Homelessness Still Rising In Minnesota

A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.

03/06/2013

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Number Of Homeless Vets Drop In Hennepin County

The number of homeless veterans dropped nearly 53 percent from 2009 to 2012.

01/18/2013

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Church Offers Homeless Comfort For The Holidays

A local organization is partnering with area churches to make sure people with no place to live have a good Christmas.

12/22/2012

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Andover Students Sleep Out For Homelessness

Some kids in Andover are sleeping in the snow Friday morning, all to help the homeless.

12/21/2012

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1,800 Homeless Come To Convention Center For Help

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.

12/10/2012

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