#PassYourParka: Campaign Encourages Visitors To Donate Winter Gear To HomelessWith the Super Bowl in town, there are a lot of out-of-towners from warmer climates who are buying winter gear that they simply won’t need when they leave Minnesota.
Who Is Helping The Homeless When Temps Dip Below Zero?Many of us are fortunate enough to have a warm house to retreat to when temperatures dip below zero. But many people across the Twin Cities are desperately trying to get into shelters.
All Walks Of Life Set To Run In Twin Cities MarathonThousands of runners are getting ready for the "most beautiful urban marathon in America." The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon starts Sunday morning. The course takes runners from the U.S. Bank Stadium site in downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul.
Eviction & Toxic Spray: How MnDOT Cleans Bridges Of The HomelessHomeless Twin Cities residents are regularly evicted from encampments for MnDOT "bridge cleaning."
Sharing & Caring Hands' Copeland Meets With Pope FrancisA Minneapolis woman who serves the poor and homeless in the Twin Cities got a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis Thursday. Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Minneapolis' Sharing and Caring Hands, says the Holy Father prayed with her and blessed her work with the poor.
CEOs To Sleep Outside To Help Homeless YouthOn any given night, homeless youth could fill more than half the hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis. The numbers are on the rise and now a group of executives are working together to bring awareness to this issue and to raise money. Some 105 CEOs will take part in a Night of Hope to help benefit homeless youth.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)From Har Mar Superstar doing his thing in St. Paul to a great outside get-together in northeast Minneapolis, here are the four shows and events to experience this weekend!
Fewer Cold-Related Deaths This Winter, But Homeless Still Feel FreezeThis year's mild winter was still cold enough to turn deadly. Exposure to the cold was a factor in the deaths of at least 43 Minnesotans from Oct. 1, 2014, through the end of March, according to the state Department of Health.
Mpls. Hosts 30th Annual Homeless Memorial MarchA record number of people experiencing homelessness passed away this year in Minnesota. On Thursday night, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was among those remembering them.
9-Year-Old Boy Spreading Warmth To Homeless FamiliesDuring the holidays, it can be easy to fall into a gift-shopping, gift-giving frenzy.
Couple Fights Drug Addiction With Help Of Teen ChallengeAll this week, we've brought you stories of those who've graduated from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge as part of our "Trees of Hope" series. The one-year program helps more than 500 people a year overcome addiction. Chelsea Hill and Michael Dwyer have never been so excited for the future.
Twin Cities Homeless Feel Bitter Blast With Shelters At CapacityMonday night, street teams with St. Stephen's Street Outreach are out in full force searching for people who are homeless. They want to offer them a warm place to sleep.
From Homeless To Working On Her Degree: Sydney's Story The number of homeless youth in Minnesota is on the rise. On any given night, homeless teens and young adults could fill half the hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis.
City Leaders, Execs Sleep Outside To Highlight Youth HomelessnessWCCO is hosting a phone bank Monday to help homeless youth in our community. YouthLink provides services to homeless youth by helping them find counseling, medical care and other vital resources. They wrapped up a unique night of awareness Monday morning, where executives and city leaders from around the Twin Cities spent the night on the ground right in downtown Minneapolis.
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.