In time for the holidays, labor organizers released a digital campaign today targeting consumers inside the Ridgedale Shopping Center, which is undergoing renovation. A new site is called "Shop at Your Own Risk" and mobile ads are intended to scare the public away. The laborers picketed Ridgedale i ... More >>
Whether you prefer doughnuts or donuts, it's hard to nitpick over how delicious those little bits of fried dough are... especially when there are opportunities around town to get 'em for free for National Donut Day. Started in 1938, this scrumptious national holiday was established by The Salvatio ... More >>
While we wouldn't necessarily put ice cream and beer together (that beer/ice cream float idea is better in theory than practice) we don't mind that our Week in Food begins with free ice cream and ends at the State Fair Grounds sucking down 85-plus premium brews. 6/12 This sounds like the best idea ... More >>
New location ups the ante when it comes to decor
Twin Cities soul and reggae fans are blessed whenever Frederick "Toots" Hibbert brings his party to town. At 65, Toots still delivers his action packed deluge of roots reggae hits from "Sweet and Dandy," "Do the Reggae," "Time Tough," and "Monkey Man," all the while revving up his band and tu ... More >>
Tony WebsterThe mess on Broadway after the twister struck.There's still a huge mess in North Minneapolis in the wake of May's tornado, even after the big June 4 city-sponsored cleanup effort, and people still need help. So, this weekend, a coalition of volunteer groups is launching a relief d ... More >>
Tony WebsterMinneapolis put out a call for volunteers, and people answered fast. Two thousand people have signed up for Saturday's big cleanup, and now the city doesn't need anyone else. And don't bother showing up thinking you can get around the rules--only people who are already signed up will ... More >>
Eat wings and help tornado victimsEat dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, June 1, and a portion of your bill will go to help the victims of the north Minneapolis tornado. The local company announced that it will donate 10 percent of money spent on food and nonalcoholic drinks at its ... More >>
Tony WebsterAmbulance crews in the disaster zone.So many people have donated clothes and other goods to the Salvation Army in the wake of Sunday's tornado that the organization can't accept any more. "In just two days we've filled two whole semi-trucks with all the food, clothing, diapers, hygie ... More >>
North Minneapolis Recovery Fund on GiveMN.orgA special matching-grant fund has been set up for NOMI tornado victimsWant to help the north Minneapolis victims of the tornado? The Minneapolis Foundation has set up a specific fund for tornado victims called Minnesota Helps--North Minneapolis Recove ... More >>
Tony WebsterNeed assistance? Buses are running to a special event at the Minneapolis Convention Center today run by the city and county.Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials have established a one-day tornado assistance center aimed at helping families knocked sideways by Sunday's tornad ... More >>
MuladDangerously cold.It's cold: 14 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. in Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service. That was frigid enough for Minneapolis Public Schools to notify parents that all absences are automatically excused for the day. It's even colder in the suburbs: Minus ... More >>
Ryan McFarland, Flickr.Sources say the death was just a rumor.Several news outlets reported this morning that a homeless woman had died from the cold on her way to a the Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter in Minneapolis. It was a believable story -- temperatures did plummet to 14 degrees b ... More >>
Ryan McFarland, Flickr.Anderson doesn't have much in the way of holiday spirit.It doesn't get much lower than stealing from charity just before Christmas. On Tuesday afternoon, Andrew Todd Anderson was working as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army when he decided $8 per hour just wasn't en ... More >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helping ea ... More >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helpin ... More >>
Give it to me.What do you do when a 6-feet 10-inch, 260-pound slab of human with a scruffy beard demands the coat off your back? You hand it over. Right now. But you'll feel OK about it, because the guy glaring at you is Kevin Love, and he wants to donate your threads to the Salvation Army.
We know, we know: there's still more holiday shopping to be done, and you're not swayed by the idea of getting everybody the exact same world-music pop extravaganza or a Bob Evans gift card. So it's back to the outlet mall, the strip mall, Macy's, downtown - and we've got more jingle-jangle anti- ... More >>
by T. Charles EricksonOne happy family: the Guthrie's "Streetcar Named Desire" Tonight my finicky critic's keyster will be firmly ensconsed in a seat at the Guthrie for opening night of A Streetcar Named Desire (time, perhaps, to break out the Converse One Star button-up purchased for $3 at the W ... More >>
If it's solicitation door-to-door, you can bet it ain't the Salvation Army
No, really. The Salvation Army is asking you to.
Just like in the extremely cold winter months, Salvation Army is providing shelter to homeless people, this time to avoid the extreme heat this week.
More than 9,000 Minnesotans are homeless. I decided to join them.
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Scavenging used albums and mutilating forgotten vinyl with avant-turntablist Christian Marclay
The Salvation Army bails on providing detox services to Hennepin County
The Salvation Army plans to house prison inmates in a work-release program at its Minneapolis shelter
Not trying to cause a big sensation--just stoked on Mountain Dew and Parliaments
For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.
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.
Making short films, Minnesota-style
Fresh air, a river at your feet, and stars on the ceiling: Home, sweet home. At least until Minneapolis cops raid your camp.
A Minneapolis congregation that preaches sobriety surrenders to the Salvation Army
Out of Stillwater's 1,300 or so inmates, 80 attended this year's holiday service, which Chaplain Steve Hokonson calls "pretty good": "You're talking Monday evening. Monday Night Football--there's a little bit of competition there."
Skeleton Crew: The scary monsters in charge of Circus Berserkus: A Carnival of Spirits.
Wedged between Target Center, the freeway, and the garbage incinerator, Currie Avenue is the terminal station for the city's unwanted.
How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?