"What began so innocently has ended in a Holocaust, and I have learned more in 3 years than one possibly learns in 90." So wrote a young woman in a 1979 letter that is perhaps the most haunting piece of evidence yet against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. See also:Jennifer Haselber ... More >>
He offered empty promises but had secrets of his own
Many charities are feeding folks at Thanksgiving.While many of us enjoy the warmth of family and overindulging in a huge meal on Thanksgiving, some other folks are not as fortunate. However, there are ways you can help to make the holiday better for those in need -- by volunteering, collecting fo ... More >>
John Nienstedt: Protest comes to the archbishop.Two projects have now sprung up to slap "Return to Sender" on Archbishop John Nienstedt's mass mailing of 400,000 anti-gay marriage DVDs to Catholics in the Twin Cities. ReturnTheDVD.org launched on Monday, after Lucinda Naylor set up DVD to Ar ... More >>
More than 9,000 Minnesotans are homeless. I decided to join them.
Feds making family reunions not so sweet
Rumors and Realities
Why does a housing program for the chronically homeless have trouble using up its vouchers?
Will someone please tell JoJo that the world is a greedy, vicious place?
Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
A small town learns the cost of social engineering
Why is Montgomery, Minnesota, dislocating Latino residents?
The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?
neighborhood prophet or capitalist pariah. basim sabri doesn't care what people think of him--as long as they stay out of his way.
A tragic accident, underpaid, overworked personal-care attendants, and one pissed-off patient
Public camping has been prohibited in Minneapolis for years. Trouble is, for Westside and Chris, Little John and Gnat, there's no place else like home.
Hennepin County asks homeless men to make themselves uncomfortable
During his stay at a Catholic Charities boardinghouse, Greg Scott complained about everything from bathroom tissue to medication practices. And he's not done yet.
The terrible compassion of Mary Jo Copeland.
Wedged between Target Center, the freeway, and the garbage incinerator, Currie Avenue is the terminal station for the city's unwanted.
Minneapolis's House of Charity Food Centre says meals like this one--consisting of franks and chips--are an anomaly. But the soup kitchen's clients say the food doesn't meet minimum standards.
How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?