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UPDATE: Homeless man rescued near Aitkin

Adam Johnson made statewide news last week when he tried walking from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis in subzero temperatures – a nearly 200-mile trek. Some Good Samaritans and a state trooper rescued him near the city of Aitkin, where he was lying down on the side of Highway 169...

January 27, 2016 | Stories

My Pillow inventor Mike Lindell

‘MyPillow’ donates 1,000 pillows to Salvation Army

Hundreds of Salvation Army guests will soon be enjoying a better night's sleep, thanks to Chaska-based MyPillow. The company is donating 1,000 of their signature pillows to Twin Cities Salvation Army housing units...

January 27, 2016 | Press Releases

Phyllis and her kids

Single mom in Virginia, Minn. turns life around

When local single mother Phyllis came to the Virginia Salvation Army for help more than a year ago, she had a history of homelessness, was in debt, did not have a driver’s license, and rarely had enough money to feed her three kids. Today, she's a new person...

January 25, 2016 | Stories

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Donations in Action: Apologies, big bills, insulin

A mother and daughter avoid eviction, a diabetic homeless man receives insulin, kindness and prayer prompt a man to apologize – three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

January 22, 2016 | Stories

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101-year-old church member one of a kind

Kenneth Neitzel was born on December 21, 1914 in Baraboo, Wis. Today, he's active at our Brooklyn Park church...

January 21, 2016 | Featured

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Explained: Why our stores can’t accept all donations

There are valid reasons why Salvation Army Stores cannot accept everything you so graciously donate...

January 20, 2016 | Stories

American Idol contestant and Salvation Army member, Dahlia Jones

‘Idol’ singer credits Salvation Army

The world is now discovering what The Salvation Army in Brooklyn Park, Minn., has always known: singer Dahlia Jones is a superstar...

January 19, 2016 | Featured

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Army locations in MN, ND offer help amid deep freeze

Beyond the basic service of allowing people to warm up in their waiting rooms, some Salvation Army locations in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and North Dakota are equipped to provide extra relief from the extreme cold...

January 14, 2016 | Stories

Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis

Twin Cities warming centers open during subzero weather

Twin Cities Salvation Army centers open to help people keep warm as temperatures drop...

January 11, 2016 | Press Releases

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MN, ND: Kettles short in most areas, but Christmas goal close

Salvation Army kettles in greater Minnesota and North Dakota just missed meeting their goal to raise $3.85 million in donations. But, the overall goal of $9 million is still within reach...

January 7, 2016 | Stories

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Twin Cities Army nails Christmas goal, sets record

The Twin Cities Salvation Army raised a record $11.6 million during its 2015 Christmas Campaign...

January 7, 2016 | Press Releases

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Donate new shoes, get free T-Wolves tickets

Donate a new pair of shoes now through Jan. 29 and receive a free pair of tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves game...

January 7, 2016 | Press Releases

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