Mary Jo Copeland

  • News

    January 18, 2006

    The Last Place on Earth

    After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2005


    Orphanage advocate Mary Jo Copeland, exiting the Dry Dock Cafe (where she frequently lunches) in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis shortly after 1 p.m. today. She departed in a late-model silver Lincoln. Vanity license plate: "Empathy."

  • Sports

    September 4, 2002
  • News

    May 15, 2002

    Mother Mary Blessed by Retail Chain

    Copeland's orphanage to open at Supertarget

  • News

    June 7, 2000

    Open Shutters

    Photographing radical Faeries, elderly grandparents, and homeless kids, Keri Pickett pulls subjects from the edges of public awareness to the center of the frame

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • News

    October 8, 1997

    Mother Superior

    The terrible compassion of Mary Jo Copeland.

  • News

    July 16, 1997

    What Makes Barbara Run

    Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.