The cops will move in to clear the camp on Thursday morning. That won’t be a proud day in St. Paul. Read more →
Jeremy Scott and Lori Rogers had nothing but their dog under the Highway 10 overpass. They’d been left nearby by ‘fellow travelers’ and were trying to figure out a way to get out of the cold before winter sets in. Time is running out. Read more →
Here’s a piece of advice for people on mass transit who feel entitled to take a picture or video of a fellow rider: Don’t. Read more →
There’s a homeless encampment in Minneapolis and if there’s one thing politicians don’t want, it’s evidence of an epidemic. Read more →
Jose Antonio Abreu, who took the kids from Venezuela’s shanty towns and taught them how to be world-class musicians, changed kids’ lives. He died on Saturday. Read more →
In the span of just two weeks, there have been two high-profile cases of people being dumped in their hospital gowns on the street outside.
The latest is in Milwaukee where workers of the Aurora Sinai Medical Center put a homeless man out on the street after he was discharged.
Pictures showed he had a hospital gown, sweatpants, no shoes and one sock.
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Housing officials in Eau Claire says more people are going to be sleeping in cars and on the streets now that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has pulled funding from two agencies in the region that find housing for the homeless. Read more →
Christie Gingles, of Duluth, says she has a new understanding and compassion for the homeless; being homeless will do that to a person.
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Today’s 1,000 Words comes with words.
It’s the voice of Jae Hong, a photographer for the Associated Press, whose assignment was to document the homeless crisis in the West.
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A gift shop in Bemidji that raised money for the poor of Eastern Uganda is closing, and that’s bad news for the homeless of Bemidji. Read more →
Residents of a 30-unit apartment complex are being thrown out because too many police calls came from residents there. Not all residents, probably, but everyone goes because the city has yanked the rental permit of the building owner. Read more →
West St. Paul and South St. Paul have passed ordinances limiting the housing options for people who are low-income and disabled. One politician insists it’s not discrimination. Read more →
It’s a shameful feeling you might get when you read the story of Brian Johnson and his friends, who are surrounded by old bikes in the woods along the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis. Read more →
At least in the short term, Corey Jacob, the homeless Rochester man whose van was smashed on Good Friday when it was hit by a drunk driver, is going to be OK. Read more →
The Salvation Army has reversed a decades-old policy and will no longer bar people who’ve been drinking from its shelter in La Crosse, the La Crosse Tribune reports. Read more →