March 2023 News

Mar 9

Thanks to members of the local Crosslake community, the annual Iced Tee Golf Event in early March raised $54,000 for LSS Camp Knutson, serving youth and adults with medical conditions and other identified needs. An outstanding 250 golfers participated in the outdoor golf event that included donations by the Bilski family for their famous Bilski Burgers. Read about the event in the Pine and Lakes Echo Journal.

Mar 9

Inflation is rising faster than wages, which means that people are turning to credit cards. According to WalletHub, credit card debt is up significantly. Check out KARE-TV's report with LSS Financial Counseling's Shannon Doyle who offers recommendations for consumers who are facing rising personal debt. 

February 2023 News

Feb 14
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is proud to recognize nine honorees statewide who received the 2022 President’s Leadership Excellence Award. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate outstanding leadership, inspire colleagues, drive innovation, and build community. They include Janelle Milling, Kelli Whisnant, Jody Shaskey-Setright, Jenni Carrier, Sheri Swopes, Stacy Abdouch, Taymara Montague, Alissa Dott, and Jennifer Kreps.
Feb 3
Holly and Chris Aasen of Mankato have provided a nurturing home and support to more than 35 children in foster care through Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Therapeutic Foster Care program. For their deep dedication to the well-being of children and for providing outstanding child foster care, the Aasens were named the 2022 Foster Family of the Year by the Minnesota Social Service Association in Region 9, which spans nine local counties in south-central Minnesota. Read what they have learned through their journey.

January 2023 News

Jan 30

MPR News guest host Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor with MPR and American Public Media's Marketplace programs, discussed emotional spending, and how to build a healthy relationship between you and your money. Expert Shannon Doyle at LSS Financial Counseling offered her advice and guidance. Tune into MPR's report.

Jan 14
Now is a perfect time to think about new goals and strategies in the New Year to achieve your financial goals and wellness around personal finances. Tune in to the KTIS radio interview with Kim Miller, certified LSS Financial Counselor, to learn more and get started.
Jan 12
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is dedicated to preventing sex trafficking among youth and to providing support for young people who have experienced sexual exploitation. A virtual human trafficking prevention awareness event will be offered on Thursday, January 19, from 9–10 a.m. and Noon–1 p.m. Community members are invited to attend and learn how predators conduct online solicitation and groom youth, what is being done to prevent trafficking and support young people, and how the community can help. Click on the story headline to learn more and sign up!
Jan 12
Cherish All Children, a service of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, will host a community event designed to equip community members to support youth in making safe and healthy choices in their online world. Supporting Youth Safety & Healthy Choices in the Virtual Playground will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 2485 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108 and virtually. Click on the story headline to learn more and sign up!