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The Big Ring

The Big Ring kicks off red kettle season

Red kettle season in the Twin Cities kicks off with a Guinness World Record attempt at Mall of America...

November 15, 2016 | Press Releases

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Man writes powerful thank you letter

The Salvation Army Northern Division recently received a thank you letter that was so touching, we had to pass it around the office...

November 14, 2016 | Stories

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Army publications a necessity for doing business

Occasionally, a Salvation Army supporter will contact us wondering whether the cost of producing and mailing our three annual publications is in The Salvation Army Northern Division’s best financial interests. The answer is yes, and for several reasons...

November 11, 2016 | Stories

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Avoid scammers posing as Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's red kettle season is just around the corner, so they want to remind people the ways they do -- and do not -- ask for your donations...

November 10, 2016 | Press Releases

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Breaking a world record, for a great cause

Over the years Bill Mathis has led fellow musicians through countless practices, performances and festivals. But on Nov. 19, he will be among 700 handbell musicians to break a Guiness World Record at the Mall of America in an event aptly named "The Big Ring"...

November 10, 2016 | Stories

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Toy Shop registration begins in Twin Cities

The Salvation Army's Toy Shop registration opens today in the Twin Cities...

November 8, 2016 | Press Releases

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Man, 87, mops the floor with old age

Seconds after the last hot lunch is eaten inside the gym at the Payne Ave. Salvation Army in St. Paul, 87-year-old Jon Hopkins Jr. gets straight to work...

November 7, 2016 | Stories

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Virginia Salvation Army loses bell ringing location, needs your help

Due to the closing of the local K-Mart, the Virginia Salvation Army will lose a bell ringing location this year. Last year, K-Mart alone brought in nearly 10 percent of donations...

November 4, 2016 | Stories

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What’s for dinner? Fresh salad, for starters

You might be surprised to see what's on the menu at the largest homeless shelter in Minnesota...

November 4, 2016 | Stories

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Annual Hibbing Harvest Festival is Friday night

The annual Harvest Festival hosted by the Hibbing Salvation Army is tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m...

November 3, 2016 | Press Releases

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Devotional: Giving thanks for what you have

This Thanksgiving season, remember to focus on the things you do have, and thank God for them. Doing so will help to renew your mind and spirit...

November 1, 2016 | Blogs

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Northern Highlights mag: 2016 edition

This magazine is your love, on display. It features incredible stories impacted by your support...

November 1, 2016 | Featured

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