For Formerly Homeless Veteran, Marathon Is About Much More Than RunningTens of thousands of people are a night's sleep away Saturday from doing something less than 1 percent of the U.S. population ever does: finishing a marathon. For one of those runners, it was a much more grueling path to the starting line than long training runs.
Community Organizations Team Up For 'Garage-A-Palooza' In St. PaulCommunity organizations like Habitat for Humanity teamed up for "Garage-a-Palooza." Volunteers fixed up and painted a dozen garages in the Frogtown neighborhood in St. Paul.
Twin Cities Leaders Sleep Outside For Youthlink's 'Night Of Hope'Dozens of business and community leaders slept outside in downtown Minneapolis Sunday evening. It's called the "Night of Hope," and the goal is to end youth homelessness.
Kindergartner, First-Grader Raise $1,300 To Fight HomelessnessWhen a little girl from Bloomington started asking questions about the people on the streets holding signs, her mom explained they were homeless. That inspired Tiki to do something to help.
Housing Vouchers Could Help Reduce Homelessness In US, Study FindsA new government study suggests housing vouchers could help reduce homelessness in the U.S. The United States Department for Housing and Urban Development examined homeless families at emergency shelters in 12 cities.
Report: Despite Employment Gains, MN Homelessness Still At Record LevelsMinnesota has seen gains in employment, housing construction and home prices, but homelessness remains stubbornly high for families and children, according to a new report.
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
With School Out, Students Sleep Outside To Fight HomelessnessWith school out for MEA, hundreds of students will spend the night outside, raising awareness for homelessness. They will be taking part in Cardboard Box City at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Metro Business Leaders Sleep Outside For Youthlink's 'Night Of Hope'More than 60 of the Twin Cities top business leaders are trading their warm beds for a sleeping bag Sunday night. It's part of YouthLink's executive sleep-out known as the "Night of Hope." They'll spend the night outside, just like thousands of homeless people do each night.
Housing Project For Homeless Youth Raises Concerns In EdinaEdina City Hall was packed Wednesday night, over a proposed apartment complex. The 66 West Apartments would provide housing to young adults who have experienced homelessness. The project has plenty of supporters, but it has also raised concerns about safety.
Salvation Army Working To Keep Homeless From HeatHousing 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.
New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In MinneapolisIt'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.