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Hibbing Family Store to close its doors

The Salvation Army Family Store in Hibbing will close its doors at the end of the day on Saturday, Sept. 17. Effective immediately the store will no longer accept donations, and is only selling what it currently has in stock...

August 26, 2016 | Press Releases

Girls basketball team comes in for a huddle with coach

Youth invited to MN Lynx basketball camp, game

Fourteen Salvation Army youth basketball players are invited to a clinic with Minnesota Lynx coaches and to attend their game this weekend...

August 26, 2016 | Press Releases

Morrie's presents $25,000 check and 4,800 backpacks

Morrie’s donates 4,800 backpacks, plus $25k

Morrie's Automotive Group donates over 4,800 backpacks, plus $25,000 in cash to help fill them with school supplies...

August 24, 2016 | Featured

disaster volunteer on walkie talkie

When disaster strikes, we’re in it for the long-haul

We’re known for being the first service agency to arrive on scene and the last to leave. Once the dust settles...

August 23, 2016 | Stories

Volunteers help The Salvation Army

Teen chooses volunteering over summer couch time

Last summer 13-year-old Emily Johnson spent more time on the couch than she wanted to, and this summer was determined to do something about it – by volunteering...

August 22, 2016 | Blogs

Salvation Army disaster services

Salvation Army serves flood-ravaged Louisiana

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services volunteers and staff are assisting in Louisiana, after flooding killed 13 and left tens of thousands without homes...

August 22, 2016 | Press Releases

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As back-to-school costs rise, families struggle

With the costs associated with back-to-school needs, struggling families tighten their already lean budgets...

August 16, 2016 | Stories

Geese swimming on water

Devotional: Stop, and smell the roses

Written by Craig Dirkes, Salvation Army Northern Division writer/photographer As summer draws to a close (sniff, sniff) and a busy new school year begins, remember to take advantage of the season’s grandeur before it’s gone. Make time to go swimming or canoeing. Take a walk in the woods. Look at colorful birds through binoculars. Smell some roses. Whi…

August 16, 2016 | Stories

Free bread table

Donation in Action: Behold, the bread ladies

A man who always cried finds a reason to smile, a single mothers gets a car loan, a group of happy old ladies receive bread – three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

August 11, 2016 | Stories

Woman looking at clothes in a thrift store

Six ways to prep for thrift shopping success

With the aisles of appliances and endless racks of clothes, shopping a thrift store can become overwhelming fast, especially if you haven't done a little prep work...

August 9, 2016 | Blogs

State Fair Parking at The Salvation Army Booth Brown House

Find parking and Do The Most Good at the Minnesota State Fair

It’s called the “Great Minnesota Get Together” and for good reason, but there are definitely some things that can be not so great, more specifically – parking...

August 5, 2016 | Blogs

Outside Shopko store North Branch

Don’t forget – Donate school supplies at Shopko

Only one week remains to help make sure students in our area are prepared for that first day of school. You can help by donating school supplies at Shopko stores in Minnesota and North Dakota through Friday, Aug. 12...

August 4, 2016 | Blogs

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