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.
Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school
The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."
The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47
Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.
82-year-old Independence man dies in golf cart accident
Few details are known about the incident.
Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'
The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.
APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio
MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman
The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on Memorial Day 2022
A guide to Memorial Day weekend 2022.
Truck crashes into Napa Auto Parts store after driver's medical issue
No employees were struck by the pickup.
Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane
The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.
Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads
The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.
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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