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Minneapolis Salvation Army Shelter ‘Crazy Busy’

The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in downtown Minneapolis is packed with people seeking refuge from the extreme cold.

01/06/2014

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Salvation Army Reaching Out To Homeless During Brutal Cold Snap

The Salvation Army is welcoming people without shelter to use its eight Twin Cities worship and service centers, as well as its Harbor Light shelter in downtown Minneapolis during the dangerous cold snap. Staff at Harbor Light are planning for people to be inside for the next 48 hours or more, beginning on Saturday night. Staff say they have plenty of blankets, extra food and warm beverages on hand.

01/04/2014

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Salvation Army Opening 9 Locations For Relief From Cold

With historic cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills expected to start next week, the Twin Cities Salvation Army said it’s opening nine additional shelters as warming stations for those needing to get out of the extreme cold.

01/04/2014

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John William’s Virtual Kettle

Help John Williams reach his goal by donating now to the Salvation Army.

12/30/2013

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Anonymous Santas Help Salvation Army Fill Kettles

A group of anonymous Santas are helping the Salvation Army fill its red kettles this holiday season in Minnesota and North Dakota.

12/22/2013

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30 Hours Of Bell Ringing Pays Off For Hudson Duo

Derek Lilyquist and Jeremy Gilbert spent 30 hours ringing bells for the Salvation Army in front of the County Market in Hudson, Wis. Their goal was to raise $50,000 for a homeless shelter in nearby New Richmond. Friday night, about an hour before the end of their marathon, Lilyquist and Gilbert topped their goal, raising nearly $52,000.

12/21/2013

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Best Christmas Lights In MN: Bentleyville Tour Of Lights

Two years ago, I headed north to find an entire Christmas village twinkling on the shores of Lake Superior. And as Mike Waldren told me on Twitter, it was 100 percent worth the drive.

12/19/2013

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Kevin Love Drops Off Coats At Salvation Army

Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love brought a Range Rover full of coats to the Salvation Army in Northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday as part of his sixth annual winter coat drive.

12/17/2013

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Salvation Army Volunteers Rush To Get Homeless Inside & Warm

The Salvation Army is equipped to help the hundreds of homeless men and women who come to them for shelter a night, but since the cold snap hit, their space has become crowded.

12/08/2013

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After 105 Hours, A 3-Way Tie For Bell Ringing Record

After five days of non-stop bell ringing, the three contenders working towards the Salvation Army World Bell Ringing record have decided to walk away. The three agreed on the tie record, ending the hunt at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

12/08/2013

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Minnesota Man Attempts To Break Bell-Ringing Record

Tuesday is the day for a Minnesota man who has set his sights on a world record with a holiday twist. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.

12/03/2013

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‘St. Grand’ Makes 1st $1K Gift To Red Kettles This Season

Just as the charity was announcing a downturn in donations, the mysterious “St. Grand” is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. A donation of $1,000 — in the form of a bundle of 10 $100 bills — showed up in a red kettle in Roseville on Black Friday.

11/30/2013

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Salvation Army Serves Turkey Meal With Help From 5-Star Chef

Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.

11/27/2013

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From Kitchen Star To Salvation Army Chef

Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a 24-ounce dry aged Porterhouse steak goes for $48. But he gave it all up to become the head cook of a Salvation Army soup kitchen, where the meals are free.

11/27/2013

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Minnesota Man Wants To Break Bell-Ringing Record

One Minnesota man isn’t spending the holidays shopping. Instead, he’s setting his sights on a world record. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours.

11/20/2013

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