Northfield is the 19th Minnesota city to pass the domestic partner registry. The ordinance goes into effect July 23. It will allow domestic partners to receive family rates for city fees on recreational programs and general services.
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None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
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Eagan approves domestic partner registry
The registry allows any committed but unmarried couple -- regardless of sexual orientation -- to register their relationship with the city. The registry gives unmarried couples no legal standing but could help them get health insurance benefits from employers.
Shoreview becomes the latest to approve domestic partner registry
It gives committed couples -- both gay and straight -- a way to document their relationship. Several cities have recently passed similar ordinances. Minneapolis was the first in Minnesota to do so, followed by Duluth and St. Paul.
Minneapolis City Council opposes amendment to ban gay marriage
Members voted unanimously Friday against the proposed constitutional amendment. WCCO reports Mayor R.T. Rybak will sign the measure that urges Minnesotans to vote against the amendment in November. Minneapolis was the first city in the state to approve a domestic partnership registry.
Inver Grove Heights rejects domestic partner registry
The City Council voted 4-1 against an ordinance that would have allowed unmarried partners to register their relationship with the city. Critics said it's not the city's responsibility to weigh in on the issue. The mayor emphasized that, despite the vote, people of all sexual orientations are welcome in the city.
Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance
The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.
Inver Grove Heights could be next suburb to adopt domestic partner registry
Advocates argue it would give unmarried couples more access to health care. But critics say it would have no legal standing and point out that some insurers already cover unmarried partners.
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