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Gene Simmons Meets A Huge Kiss Fan – WCCO’s Chris Shaffer!

Kiss’s Gene Simmons and his daughter, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, are big supporters of a local nonprofit that provides restorative aid to those in need. Matter is an organization based in St. Louis Park, and they’re throwing a sold-out fundraising gala Friday night.

10/03/2014

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Twin Cities Engineer Says Comedy Show Helped Boost Interest In Her Nonprofit

It wasn’t the intent of the comedy bit, but now a national television show is boosting interest in an organization that provides financial help to women who want to become engineers.

09/23/2014

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Twin Cities Nonprofit Accused Of Sending Staff Members On Tropical Vacations

A Twin Cities nonprofit that works to keep people warm during the winter may be in some hot water. The Department of Human Services says Community Action of Minneapolis has used money to send staff members on tropical vacations.

09/21/2014

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Bridging Hopes Spring Cleaning Will Increase Donations

A Twin Cities nonprofit that calls itself the largest furniture bank in the country is running low on its inventory. So it’s hoping spring cleaning will help.

03/19/2014

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Good Question: What Does It Take To Be A Nonprofit?

When you think of nonprofits, homeless shelters or food shelves might come to mind. But during the Super Bowl, many of you wondered why the NFL is considered a nonprofit, too. You emailed us wondering: What does it take to be a nonprofit?

02/06/2014

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Nonprofit Working To Fulfill Phrase ‘Peace On Earth’

“Peace on earth and goodwill toward all”: Those are the marching orders for Nonviolent Peaceforce, a nonprofit that sends trained peacekeepers to global hotspots in hopes of preventing more violence.

12/25/2013

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Nonprofit Offers Auto Repair For Those In Need

Tucked inside of Dan’s Car Wash in Minneapolis on 59th and Nicollet, is a small auto repair shop with a bare bones crew. A volunteer receptionist and two mechanics with a mission to fix cars and to give folks like Judy Hegrenes a lift in life.

12/09/2013

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MN-Based ‘Feed My Starving Children’ In Philippines, Providing Food Relief

At least a half-million hand-packed, dehydrated meals have already been distributed to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) announced Monday.

11/11/2013

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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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Hennepin Co. Hires Nonprofit To Track, Understand Student Truancy

Visit any prison in the area and you’ll find a high percentage of felons who have truancy in their background. That’s why the Hennepin County Attorney’s office hired a nonprofit group to work with kids who have been skipping school, before bad becomes worse.

08/20/2013

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Donations & Help Flood In For Nonprofit Down On Its Luck

What a difference a day can make. On Monday, Vadnais Heights nonprofit TSE, which employs those who are developmentally disabled, was dealing with their trailer being stolen, and it was filled with lawnmowers and other important grooming equipment.

07/02/2013

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Help A Vadnais Heights Nonprofit Find Its Stolen Trailer Worth $6,000

Someone is stealing from a group that already has to deal with a lot of challenges in life. TSE is a non-profit in Vadnais Heights, and it helps find jobs for people with developmental disabilities.

07/01/2013

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Positively MN: Nonprofit Curbs Growing Homeless Youth Population

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.

05/16/2013

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Minnesota Vikings Team Up For We Day Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that they are teaming up with the nonprofit group, “Free The Children,” to support We Day.

05/01/2013

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‘Nerdery Overnight Challenge’ Benefits Local Nonprofits

Tech wizards pulled an all-nighter to develop some much-needed websites in St. Paul.

03/10/2013

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