Some 300 public- and private-service providers and volunteers set up in a North Minneapolis park to help victims of Sunday’s tornado as fund drives kick in.
Gloria Gary and her 2-year-old son have been homeless for a year. They were among 1,800 homeless and near-homeless who sought help at Project Homeless Connect.
Using techniques from the fable tradition, a creative video distributed to Minnesota’s Hmong community tells how to enjoy and be mindful of the responsibilities of using public lands.
Not long ago, there was hope that maybe someday all the homeless in Minnesota would be housed. A recent gathering demonstrates the elusiveness of that goal.
Summit-University and Frogtown residents gather tonight to hear results from the ambitious community survey as an early step to help school children in the 250-block area overcome poverty.
The films and local discussions probe declining infrastructure, dwindling real-estate tax bases and increased racial segregation in schools and communities in those first-ring suburbs.
This week, nearly a year after organizers first hoped to start, Northside Women’s Space begins operations in a 100-year-old building donated by Kwanzaa Community Church, PCUSA.
Their accounts are in 16 memoirs gathered from among Minnesota’s newest refugees and collected in a new book.
With government programs getting cut, can charity bridge the chasm left by government and fill the needs inflicted on people by the tsunami-like recession? In a word: no.
State Sen. Scott Newman, a Republican from Hutchinson, has proposed a law that would likely ban almost all state grants from going to nonprofit organizations. But why?
The Republican-controlled Minnesota House approved massive cuts in health and social service programs this morning.
As demand for food to feed the hungry grows, more and more churches and community groups are planting gardens to meet the needs of emergency food shelves.
A new study ranks Minnesota’s counties by health. When grouping low-ranking counties together, you’ll see patterns emerge.
An upcoming “community engagement project” showcases a thought-provoking documentary about the downward slide of America’s first suburbs and discussions about what to do to meet these challenges in our metro area.
The Central Corridor Light Rail Line will send waves beyond the rail itself into nearby business and residential areas, and here’s an attempt to keep track of its effect.
About 300 people are at the state Capitol today for Homeless Day on the Hill. Their challenge: $5 billion in red ink on the state books this session, a lot of competition for scarcer dollars and a predominantly no-new-taxes climate.
Majora Carter, who jump-started urban renewal in the South Bronx, is in town tonight with a persuasive message: “You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One.”
The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line will bring benefits to the community, but also fears that low-income families will be displaced and small, independent, minority-owned businesses will be hurt.
It’s a natural target audience because many black men face elevated health risks from diabetes, hypertension and obesity — conditions that could lead to organ failure.
They will be among those learning about the American brand of democracy, political leadership and activism — a political scene that Ethiopian-American student Ecram Abde sees as muddied by discord.