The plainspoken mother of a high school student who killed himself has turned into an outspoken advocate for gay and lesbian teens. Champlain’s Tammy Aaberg has connected with thousands of gay students through her deceased son’s Facebook page.
Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500
Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.
No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash
The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.
Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours
A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
Marriage amendment supporters warn of gay marriage taught in schools
Minnesota for Marriage, the lead group advocating the marriage amendment has released a new television ad that warns that gay relationships could be taught in school if marriage is ultimately redefined.
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.”
'U' researcher: Gay couples on TV drive acceptance
In five separate studies, Edward Schiappa has found that the presence of gay characters on television programs decreases prejudices among viewers. He said the shifts are subtle and do not convert bigots, but over, time, there is a snowball effect.
Column: Bachmann's gay stepsister left hurt, confused
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni visits Minnesota to speak with Helen LaFave, the gay stepsister of Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. LaFave has rarely talked to the media but tells Bruni that she has been stung by the lawmaker calling out gays and lesbians as sick and evil, and by Bachmann's unyielding opposition to gay marriage.
Planned Parenthood joins gay marriage, voter ID fights
Planned Parenthood has thrown its weight behind efforts to defeat the ballot measures that seek to ban gay marriage and require voters to bring photo ID to polling places. The two measures are important to the people Planned Parenthood works with, MPR reports.
Gay youth support group denied from walking in Halloween parade
An Anoka-based gay and lesbian youth advocacy group launched a petition after its members were told they can't walk in Anoka's annual Halloween parade. About 30 kids had planned to march with Justin's Gift but parade organizers told them there were already too many walking entrants participating.
And next ... law that allows gay marriage in Minnesota?
Gay marriage advocates, fresh from winning a fight over a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex unions, is already planning for what they say is the next logical step. State law still does not allow for gay marriage. They aim to change that.
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