Hundreds came to the State Capitol Thursday to ask legislators to give $100 million to provide shelter for the homeless. The money would go to pay for 5,000 units across Minnesota, and supporters say it would keep Minnesota on track to be first state to eliminate homelessness for veterans. According to Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul), 14,000 people are homeless on an average night in the state.
The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in downtown Minneapolis is packed with people seeking refuge from the extreme cold.
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.
For victims of sex trafficking in Minnesota, there are currently only two beds for shelter in the entire state. Now, a new shelter in St. Paul will change that.
Heather Brown answers all your questions, from where did goose bumps get its name to where do bird go during a thunderstorm.
Having a tough time finding a feline? This weekend’s your lucky break as the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, Minn., said it needs to make room for an overabundance of cats. The shelter’s 32 cages are full, and another 16 cages are needed for adoptable felines in need of a transition out of the treatment rooms. The sale aims to ensure no cats are euthanized simply due to a lack of space.
June and July are the biggest months for tornadoes in Minnesota, but the rest of the country is already off to a deadly start — including the largest tornado on record. The tornado that hit El Reno, Okla., measured 2.6 miles wide.
It’s important to remember that sometimes there’s nothing anyone could do. Tornadoes are powerful, and mysterious, and random. But many of you had good questions related to the tragedy in Oklahoma. Why aren’t there basements in Oklahoma? – Betty Cozatt. Nationally only 31 percent of newly constructed homes have basements.
The founder of a Minneapolis charity that assists thousands of poor people each month is among the 13 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal.
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love will deliver a truck full of coats to a local homeless shelter as part of his annual outreach event.
A new law for dog sellers, rescuers and shelters takes effect Wednesday.
Mayor R.T. Rybak says many of the people showing up at the disaster recovery center are without power and are in need of food and water.
About 150 people have arrived at a Minneapolis shelter after a deadly tornado ripped through the city’s north side.
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.
A sanctuary that saves more than 400 animals a year may soon find itself without a home.