STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Allied Charities gets new director
Moorhead native Allen Lund will be the new Allied Charities of Minnesota director as charities around the state introduce new electronic pull tab and bingo games the Legislature authorized early this ... Posted on 10/1/12 at 5:00 PM
Soldier’s Angels: In honor of Memorial Day, the Grand Forks Public Library will take donations during May for Soldier’s Angels, a volunteer-led nonprofit with volunteers around the country who provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the U.S. military, veterans and their families. For more about the program, go to www.soldiersangels.org. For information on how to help, contact the library at (701) 772-8116 ext. 12 or www.gflibrary.com.
Some of the Minnesota charities that operate pull-tabs and bingo games whose tax proceeds are being eyed to help pay for a new Vikings stadium believe the state's projections of how much money would be raised are too optimistic.
A vice president at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure resigned Tuesday, saying the breast cancer charity should have stood by its politically explosive decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
The team announced today it will auction off a baseball autographed by reality starlet Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband Kris Humphries. They signed the ball before a Minnesota Twins game last July, when the Minnesota native and NBA player Humphries threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.
Former Highway 101 lead singer Paulette Carlson will sing Jan. 19 at the Chester Fritz Twenty years ago, singer/songwriter Paulette Carlson left Highway 101, the country music band she had founded and guided to multiple hits and music awards, to devote most of her time to being a wife and mother.
They cite rising cost of living, new clients from other areas The jobless rate is 4 percent, yet Grand Forks area charities are seeing more clients. Groceries and gas are more expensive, and charities say the working poor can’t always keep up. And the area’s healthy economy is attracting many jobless from economically depressed areas, but the new arrivals don’t always have the skills or documentation to get jobs, says the head of the local homeless shelter.
In the first year of Digi-Key Cares, more than 300 employees volunteered about 1,000 hours and raised more than $15,000 that was distributed to the Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf, Falls Delivered Meals, which is the local version of Meals on Wheels, and the Pennington County Humane Society.
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