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Homeless oil boomers sleep on church pews

Surging boomtown population finds help to head back home

We spotlighted the growing population and increased need resulting from the Williston, North Dakota, oil boom in our 2012 edition of Northern Highlights. Now CNN.com has published a story about the crisis that surrounds the high numbers of people who have come to North Dakota...

January 16, 2013 | Stories

Young man ringing a bell while someone donates to a red kettle

Northern Division reaches goal in Christmas Campaign

Thanks to some unexpected large gifts, including one for $250,000 and another for $100,000, and thousands of other well-timed gifts that poured into mailboxes last week...

January 7, 2013 | Stories

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IRA gifts may still be eligible to count toward ’12 taxes

Whether you would like to donate $1,000 or $100,000, there is still a way to make a gift to The Salvation Army and have it apply to the 2012 tax year...

January 4, 2013 | Stories

Celebrity Broadcaster Concert

Local broadcasters to entertain at Salvation Army benefit concert

Several local broadcasters will contribute their skills as entertainers in a concert to benefit The Salvation Army...

January 3, 2013 | Press Releases

A Salvation Army worker sorts through mail donations

Hoping for good news in the mail as shortfalls loom

Salvation Army leaders are hoping the backlog of mail from the holiday will hold the gifts needed to reach this year's Christmas Campaign goals...

January 2, 2013 | Stories

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Twin Cities Salvation Army ends year $700,000 short of goal

The Twin Cities Salvation Army sits on the brink of making its fundraising goal just hours left in 2012...

December 31, 2012 | Press Releases

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents The Salvation Army with a check for $18,920 at their St. Paul concert

Music to our ears: Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert raises $18,920

Saturday night the Trans-Siberian Orchestra opened their second of two spectacular shows at Xcel Energy Center by announcing they’d raised $18,920 for the Twin Cities Salvation Army...

December 31, 2012 | Stories

Rock the Red Kettle

Rock the Red Kettle Run hits streets Saturday

Start working on your New Year's resolutions early at the Rock the Red Kettle Run...

December 24, 2012 | Stories

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A life forever changed by The Salvation Army

After a day of volunteering at a Salvation Army Toy Shop, Joe Remley was at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis...

December 24, 2012 | Testimonials

Adrian Peterson shakes hands with a Salvation Army client

Vikings stars help families in need

Today at Winter Park, Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen, DT Kevin Williams, WR Michael Jenkins and their wives, along with QBs Christian Ponder, Joe Webb and McLeod Bethel-Thompson, helped The Salvation Army by giving presents to families in need...

December 22, 2012 | Photos

Chris Tjornhom (left), Francis Cheung (middle), Joe O'Brien (right)

Honoring Chris by tripling the good work he inspired

What I miss most about Chris is his belief that there is still hope for everyone. He saw the good, and then he worked with a person in crisis to multiply that good and rebuild their broken life...

December 21, 2012 | Blogs

Children exuberant about gifts that were donated to them

Better to give than to receive

Most of the time, the person donating a gift doesn’t get to meet the child who receives it...

December 21, 2012 | Testimonials

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