Bill George says "corporate leaders need to speak out forcefully against this amendment, because their companies have the most to lose if it passes." In his Star Tribune editorial, George also feels passage of the amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage "would make it increasingly difficult for Minnesota companies to recruit and retain the talented people required to build global companies."
Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days
The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.
Man with sword, officers who shot him in North Branch identified
The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the Friday incident.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer, striking tree
The 72-year-old died at the scene.
MN-based USA Curling 'reviewing' report that CEO ignored abuse in NWSL
Jeff Plush is under fire for multiple allegations made by U.S. women soccer players.
Investing Beyond The Noise: Being an optimist is not stupid, it can be very profitable
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Part of North Shore Scenic Drive closed due to coastal erosion
A permanent repair is being planned for 2023.
BCA: Missing 15-year-old from Glencoe might be in the Twin Cities
Treasure Robinson was last seen Sept. 17.
Sven Sundgaard responds to AccuWeather's winter forecast
Take anything beyond a couple weeks with a grain of salt, warns meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Rage Against the Machine cancels rest of tour, including MN shows
The cancellations include a 2023 stop at the Target Center.
Watch: Speeding drivers use Minneapolis bike lanes to overtake
Community members have called for better safety precautions in response.
Jamal Smith sentenced to life for Plymouth road rage killing
A guilty verdict was determined by a jury this summer.
General Mills officially against marriage amendment
The Golden Valley-based company came out Thursday to voice its opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota. "We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy -- and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it," General Mills said in a statement. The Pioneer Press notes General Mills and Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical are the only two major corporations in Minnesota to publicly oppose the marriage amendment.
Clergy meet to plan campaign against marriage amendment
The leaders of dozens of churches and synagogues gathered in Minneapolis to compare notes on how to talk about the marriage amendment with their congregations. Minnesotans will vote this fall on whether to amend the Constitution to prohibit same sex marriage. The clergy who met Thursday are working to defeat the amendment. A similarly-sized group met in Eden Prairie last month to work on helping to pass it.
Minn. Orchestra against proposed marriage amendment
Musicians with the Minnesota Orchestra are the latest group to oppose the constitutional marriage amendment, WCCO reports. It seeks to define marriage solely between one man and one woman in Minnesota. Voters will decide during the general election this fall.
Minnesota CEO urges execs to publicly fight marriage amendment
John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis, is among a handful of Minnesota executives to publicly declare their opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment that should ban same-sex marriage in the state. The Pioneer Press reports Taft is working behind the scenes to build a safety-in-numbers that will allow more high-profile business leaders to speak out against the amendment before the November election.
Kriesel continues to campaign against marriage amendment
In a fundraising email for Minnesotans United, retiring state Rep. John Kriesel strongly encouraged people to make a donation because "defeating this amendment won't be cheap." The Republican lawmaker also wrote, "We’re facing a constitutional amendment this fall that threatens families. It aims to tell Minnesotans which committed couples are worthy of marriage in our state -- and worse, which ones aren’t."
Pioneer Press editorial on marriage amendment draws criticism
The Pioneer Press published an editorial Saturday on various views surrounding the proposed marriage amendment in Minnesota. In the article, the paper claims they "are not endorsing one way or another," but many are claiming the piece very clearly takes a side. One of them is Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who says he will no longer contribute blogs to the paper.
CEO: Medtronic's focus paying off
After a solid last year and last quarter, Medtronic Inc. CEO Omar Ishrak is reiterating that his company's commitment is to growth through globalization, innovation and enhancing value, not just creating new medical technology products. It's what Ishrak has consistently preached in the year-plus since he took the helm at the world's largest medical device company.
Marriage amendment supporters to rally at General Mills headquarters
Earlier this month, the Golden Valley-based company publicly opposed the constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage in Minnesota. WCCO reports people in favor of the measure -- that will be on the ballot in November -- plan to protest outside the General Mills headquarters Tuesday through Friday.
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