A statewide competition gets underway Jan. 24 that is intended to coax Minnesotans to lose some weight. At the same time, you can help get food to the poor.
Seeking to improve the health of immigrants with hearing loss, Hennepin County Medical Center today opens an interactive, mini teaching village called Easy Street.
Every morning before sunrise a line starts forming at the front door of the Citadel, the Salvation Army’s building St. Paul. These are the working poor and homeless who have come in search of a free, hot meal.
Called the Job Market Failure Index, this analysis includes both the numbers of unemployed and those who are working but not earning a “living” wage.
In a sign of bad economic times, charitable giving is down. This plays out in and big and small ways. For a community organization in Hopkins, it means the social service agency is struggling to find toys for needy children this holiday.
Hours before last weekend’s winter storm, the Minneapolis City Council helped ease the lives of some in our community: the council gave its stamp of approval for a new emergency shelter.
One of these nights you may see Matt Damon in a public service announcement playing a Minnetonka man not too proud to admit he and his family use their local food shelf. That symbolic everyman is Steve Gallagher.
Skyrocketing need is a common story at emergency food shelves in communities all over the state. In the metro area, visits to food shelves are up 13 percent this year, and many new families are coming from the suburbs.
Is ending poverty an achievable goal? Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, who has written a dozen books on poverty and related subjects, says it is.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of new HIV cases is increasing — marking a 17-year high — as local groups organize events starting today that include HIV testing, discussions and memorial services.
Because Congress failed to act, emergency unemployment benefits begin to run out this week for 2 million Americans. But for jobless Minnesotans receiving those benefits — and there are more than 63,000 of them — there is a safety net.
Some homeless people can’t find adequate emergency-shelter space in Hennepin County, so Minneapolis will soon consider a request to open a temporary overnight shelter.
Seventeen-year-old Ashley Ankeny has been waiting most of her life for a family to call her own. Her wish comes true Saturday when the people she calls “my dream family” adopt her.
Given the numbers, we know the poor and homeless live among us. But who are they, really? Thirty photographs going on display today let us see into the lives of poor and homeless people in the Twin Cities.
Facing a big budget deficit, how will the GOP-controlled Legislature deal with expensive “safety-net” programs for the poor? GOP Rep. Morrie Lanning, who has worked on poverty issues, offers some hints.
The program funded by the St. Paul Area Council of Churches is part of a broad plan to improve academic achievement at one of the community’s most troubled schools. The efforts are paying off.
People who live along the Central Corridor light rail are poorer than average. How will the line affect their health and quality of life? There are fascinating projects underway to figure that out.
The unhealthy tend to be non-white and poor. An innovative effort called the Community Health Worker Project is having some success in narrowing that health chasm.
The Ellis family history is punctuated by successes and challenges. Now homeless, they spend their days in a shelter, wondering about the past and looking for work to reshape their lives.
Cabrini Partnership, a nonprofit organization licensed by Hennepin County to provide housing and services for homeless adults with mental illness and chemical dependency, asked Minnesota’s three major gubernatorial candidates their views on homeless