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Advocates Ask For $100 Million To Eliminate Minn. Homelessness

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.

03/06/2014

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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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St. Paul Breaks Ground On Shelter For Sex Trafficking Victims

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.

11/26/2013

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Good Question Reply All: Stadium Lights, Goose Bumps, And More

Heather Brown answers all your questions, from where did goose bumps get its name to where do bird go during a thunderstorm.

10/04/2013

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St. Cloud Humane Society Giving Away Cats, Selling Kittens At Discount

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.

07/19/2013

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How To Prep For MN’s Tornado Season

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.

06/07/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: The Oklahoma Tornado

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.

05/20/2013

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Founder Of Mpls. Shelter Wins Presidential Honor

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.

02/08/2013

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Kevin Love To Drop Off Donated Coats At Shelter

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.

02/21/2012

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New Wis. Dog Sellers Law Takes Effect Wednesday

A new law for dog sellers, rescuers and shelters takes effect Wednesday.

05/31/2011

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Mayor Says Mpls. In Need Of ‘Random Acts Of Kindness’

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.

05/26/2011

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North Minneapolis Shelter Opens After Tornado

About 150 people have arrived at a Minneapolis shelter after a deadly tornado ripped through the city’s north side.

05/22/2011

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Mpls Center For Homeless Now Needs A Helping Hand, Too

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.

04/14/2011

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Animal Sanctuary May Soon Find Itself Without A Home

A sanctuary that saves more than 400 animals a year may soon find itself without a home.

02/11/2011

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