United Way

  • News

    April 2, 2013

    Mental health resources dwindle as the APOLLO Resource Center closes its doors

    Funding cuts hit Minnesota's long-standing drop-in center

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Wilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims

    See Also: Trampled by Turtles join Twin Ports Bridge Festival to help Duluth flood victims The Duluth floods drowned my record collection Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesTip of the hat to Wilco for joining the cause to help those in need following the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles join Twin Ports Bridge Festival to help Duluth flood victims

    Related:The Duluth floods drowned my record collectionDuluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesAs the devastating, catastrophic images and stories of the flooding in the Duluth began circulating, you knew that the dedicated, hardworking people of that area would see to it to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: BB King, Marilyn Manson, Art-A-Whirl, Mayer Hawthorne

    May ushers in warmer weather, which means the beginning of street festivals -- two big ones in particular: Art-A-Whirl and Lyn-Lake Festival that feature many talented local artists. If the heat is too much for you, BB King will be rocking the State Theatre and on the other end of the musical spectr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Naughty By Nature collaborates with Solid Gold for Daytrotter session

    ​So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Madieu Williams is NFL's Man of the Year

    Madieu Williams FoundationMadieu Williams, Man of the Year​Instead of sorry results and scandalous behavior from the Minnesota Vikings, there's some good news: Safety Madieu Williams has been named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year. He's only the second Vikings player in history to be reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Madieu Williams named Vikings Community Man of the Year

    Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad season​It hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Five ways to put food on the table for local charities at Thanksgiving

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Wisconsin's Great Wall of China, Minnesota terror suspect still in jail, flying Wi-Fi

    Mass_media_4.jpgMonday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    11/7 Morning Must Reads

    Mass_media_4.jpgFriday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Everything You Know About Taxes is Wrong

    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle

  • Arts

    July 14, 2004

    School of Funk

    Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.

  • Music

    April 17, 2002

    Destroy Tony Blair!

    With foreign politics in havoc, Super Furry Animals feel fine

  • Books

    August 22, 2001

    Tainted Love

    Plans to open a West Bank homeless shelter hit another snag

  • Books

    November 8, 2000

    Zoned Out

    Minneapolis bureaucrats put the kibosh on a West Bank homeless shelter

  • Feature

    November 1, 1999
  • Feature

    December 1, 1998
  • News

    November 4, 1998

    The Life of Brian Herron

    Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.

  • News

    October 14, 1998

    Helter Shelter

    Fresh air, a river at your feet, and stars on the ceiling: Home, sweet home. At least until Minneapolis cops raid your camp.

  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Ad Nauseam

    When United Way brochures began looking a lot like those of St. Paul's Cooperating Fund Drive, the small charity was flattered. Now it's worried the agency wants its donors.

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Taken for a Ride

    State records reveal that as little as 31 percent of proceeds of the Twin Cities AIDSRide directly benefit people with AIDS. Most riders didn't know that when they signed up.

  • Feature

    February 5, 1997

    Getting Well Off Welfare

    Poverty pimps, like nature, abhor a vacuum.