Scott Anderson says he never thought the day would come. The Presbyterian Church barred homosexuals from serving as ministers until last year, when the church's national assembly voted to remove the ban.
SWAT presence in Eagan neighborhood Tuesday morning
There's a developing story out of Eagan.
Comedian claims hotel bed bug ruined his Twin Cities visit
The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Minneapolis states otherwise.
Kris Lindahl suing realtor, accusing him of copying arms out pose
The real estate agent is accused of breach of contract and copyright infringement.
Pair wanted for questioning for assault, property crimes in Hugo
Surveillance footage was released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
15,000 Minnesota nurses 'overwhelmingly' authorize strike
Overworked and underpaid, the Minnesota Nurses Association is ready to strike.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
Lutheran pastor at the center of church controversy over gay clergy moving to Minnesota
Bradley Schmeling resigned from his post at an Atlanta church and will join Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Pastors Schmeling and Darin Easler made national news and triggered a fierce fight within the Lutheran community when they made their relationship public. Church leadership removed both men from the clergy roster but later reinstated them after the church voted to accept gay clergy members in relationships.
Two firsts for Council of Churches with one appointment
The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches promoted Noya Woodrich to executive director. The appointment makes her the first woman and the first American Indian to lead the organization in its 107 year history.
Duluth’s first gay bar opens downtown
The new Duluth Flame Nightclub for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is a glitzy, stylish addition to downtown Duluth, the Duluth News Tribune reports. “I’d like to think that as a community we are beyond making an issue of whether or not it’s a gay bar,” Mayor Don Ness said. “It just seems like a very old-fashioned debate. Of course we welcome this business to Duluth.”
Minneapolis ordinance distancing bars, churches could soon be scrapped
The 50-year-old ordinance bans restaurants or bars from being within 300 feet of a place of worship. A Minneapolis City Council committee ruled council members will vote on the ordinance next week.
Minnesota band's anti-gay message catches Iowa public school off guard
A public school superintendent is apologizing after a school assembly turned into a musical anti-gay rant by a controversial Minnesota Christian rock band. Administrators booked the band, Junkyard Prophet, thinking they would talk about controversial lyrics in contemporary music. Instead, it turned into strict Christian screed about the dangers of homosexuality and abortion.
Minnesota minister sentenced for stealing $25K from elderly parishoner
A Roseville minister has been sentenced to 10 years of probation and 180 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse after stealing from an elderly parishoner. Gregory Maurice Oats, 32, pleaded guilty to stealing about $25,000 from the 78 old-year-old victim, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, diabetes and paranoid schizophrenia.
Local black churches split on Obama's gay marriage stance
Pastor Jerry Mcafee is president of the Minnesota State Baptist convention and says many black Baptist ministers believe Obama’s stance on gay marriage will cost him black votes in November. Other African-Americans in Minnesota say the issue is not that simple.
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