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Handbell musicians rehearsing

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

Toy Shop Tables Full of Toys

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

John Hopkins mops the gym floor

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

Salad bar at Harbor Light Center

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

Hibbing Salvation Army

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

Bible illustration

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

Photo illustration of woman reading Northern Highlights

Northern Highlights mag: 2016 edition

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

November 1, 2016 | Featured

Youth in a shelter room at Booth Brown House

Youth shelter program expands in St. Paul

The Salvation Army's emergency youth shelter program in St. Paul expands to serve more young people in crisis...

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids serves nearly 7K in Twin Cities metro

The 31st annual Coats for Kids giveaway ensures nearly 7,000 children in the metro area will stay warm this winter...

October 28, 2016 | Stories

Toy Shop in St. Cloud (Armory)

Got space? Help save Christmas for hundreds in St. Cloud

Hundreds of families and thousands of children in St. Cloud rely on The Salvation Army for help during the Christmas season. This year, The Salvation Army needs your help. Our "toy store" space at the St. Cloud Armory is under construction, we need a new space as soon as possible...

October 28, 2016 | Stories


Army housing programs part of the solution (video)

Affordable housing is getting harder and harder to find. The Salvation Army's 50 housing and shelter facilities in Minnesota and North Dakota are part of the solution...

October 27, 2016 | Stories

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