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Kris Mallet accepts award

Duluth b-ball program wins Jr. NBA’s top award

The Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association (RBA) in Duluth, Minn. has won the Jr. NBA’s Program of the Year award...

May 30, 2018 | Stories

National Donut Day logo

Free donuts across Minn., N.D. on Friday, June 1

Prepare to loosen your belts. National Donut Day is coming Friday, June 1...

May 29, 2018 | Stories

Brittany stands in front of her new house

Follow up: Mankato mother reaches her goals (video)

A year ago we told the story of Brittany, a single mother in Mankato, Minn. who’d signed up for a Salvation Army mentoring program called Pathway of Hope. Today, she has reached all of her goals...

May 23, 2018 | Stories

Jim Daly cooks hot lunches

Disaster volunteer Daly wins humanitarian award

Longtime Salvation Army disaster volunteer Jim Daly has won the 2018 Humanitarian Award from the University of St. Thomas...

May 22, 2018 | Featured

Portrait of mother and daughter

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part V: Housing

National Salvation Army Week is May 14-20. To celebrate, The Salvation Army Northern Division will publish a special story every weekday of the event. Each story will highlight a topic or service that illustrates how The Salvation Army is Doing the Most Good® in Minnesota and North Dakota. Please help us #FightForGood by volunteering or making a donation

May 18, 2018 | Stories

William Booth writes at his desk

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part IV: History

Incredibly, The Salvation Army was founded nearly 100 years before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954...

May 17, 2018 | Stories

Mother and daughter play on swing set

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part III: Pathway of Hope

Learn about Pathway of Hope, a Salvation Army mentoring program that seeks to end poverty by focusing on and eliminating its root causes...

May 16, 2018 | Stories

Officer gives bag of groceries

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part I: Hunger

The Salvation Army is a leader in hunger abatement, operating 24 food shelves and 16 hot meal sites in Minnesota and North Dakota...

May 14, 2018 | Featured

Tom Canfield, a man whose life was changed in our rehabilitation programs

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part II: Rehabilitation

When you shop at or donate to Salvation Army Stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, you give happiness to people who once had nothing to smile about...

May 10, 2018 | Stories

Major Elaine Medlock wins YWCA award

Fargo officers wins YWCA Community Faith Award

Major Elaine Medlock, co-leader of the Fargo Salvation Army, won the YWCA Community Faith Award at the 45th annual YWCA Women of the Year award banquet on Monday, April 30...

May 7, 2018 | Stories

Chaplain Training at Northern Division headquarters

Chaplain training molds ‘spiritual paramedics’

The Salvation Army Northern Division hosted a chaplain training at its headquarters in Roseville, Minn., where dozens of men and women received instruction on how to be a 'spiritual paramedic'...

May 7, 2018 | Stories

Volunteer Kris Ihrke

Rochester volunteer inspires in 50 unique ways

Salvation Army volunteer Kris Ihrke didn’t want cards or presents for her 50th birthday. Instead, the resident of Rochester, Minn. wanted her friends and family to celebrate by performing 50 random acts of kindness...

April 30, 2018 | Stories

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