Minnesota's biggest Boy Scout group says that gays and lesbians remain welcome in its troops, despite a national announcement that the Boy Scouts of America will continue to bar those who are "open or avowed homosexuals." "We're a reflection of the community," said Kent York, spokesman for the Northern Star Council, which has 75,000 Scouts in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million
A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.
Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July
The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.
Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field
Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.
Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville
It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.
Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais
The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.
60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home
SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.
Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair
The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.
Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday
Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.
100 Central Minn. Girl Scouts travel to D.C. for 100th anniversary event
Central Minnesota's Girl Scout troops will be well represented at the 100th anniversary of the organization Saturday in Washington, D.C. About 100 local Girl Scouts will appear on behalf of more than 35 troops. About 200,000 people are expected to attend the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall sing-a-long event at the National Mall.
23 Minnesotans named in Boy Scouts' 'perversion files'
For decades, the Boy Scouts of America has kept thousands of pages of files on men they wanted to keep out of the scout leader ranks because they were suspected of molesting boys. Under court order of Thursday, the Boy Scouts released 14,500 pages of the files to an Oregon lawyer, dating from 1959 to 1985, and he has released the names. Twenty-three Minnesota men are identified in documents, five from St. Paul, seven from Minneapolis and one each from Apple Valley, Bloomington, Chisholm, Eagan, Faribault, International Falls, Maplewood, Moorhead, Mounds View, Rochester and St. Louis Park, Fox 9 reports.
Minnesota Boy Scout leader returned to troop after conviction for abuse
The 1991 Minnesota case is among 125 instances in which a blacklist meant to keep pedophiles away from boy scouts failed. The Los Angeles Times reviewed more than 1,000 Boy Scout files dating from 1970 to 1991. It found suspected - or convicted - abusers often found their way back into scouting in spite of a blacklist.
Daredevils rappel from St. Paul skyscraper to benefit boy scouts
An extreme fundraiser in St. Paul Friday has donors rappelling off a downtown skyscraper to raise money for Boy Scouts of America. About 100 participants that donated at least $1,000 will take the leap from the 22-story EcoLab Corporate Center.
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