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.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise
Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.
Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police
The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.
Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses
The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.
Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin
Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.
Bde Maka Ska pavilion construction begins next week
The former lakeside food stand, home to Lola on the Lake, caught fire in 2019.
Undercover child sex sting sees 4 men arrested in St. Louis Park
One of the men is being held as he's in a position of authority of power over children.
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
Minnesota Lutherans might voice opposition to same-sex marriage ban
WCCO reports nearly 1,000 representatives of the Lutheran church will vote in an assembly Friday on whether to officially oppose a constitutional amendment to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Rural Lutheran pastor goes to trial on felony sex charges
A former Lutheran pastor from Gibbon goes to trial in Sibley Co., on accusations he had inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl. He's also accused of stalking and accessing the girl's email.
St. Paul church marred by gay marriage controversy to close
A St. Paul church that saw a large number of worshipers exit over its pastor's support of gay marriage is closing. Grace Community United Church of Christ, the only UCC church in Minnesota with a predominantly black congregation, said Friday it will not seek an extension to the Saturday deadline to raise $200,000 to pay off loan and legal fees.
Pastor works up sweat in pulpit after thieves destroy church AC
Pastor Darrell Geddes could be excused if he found it a little tough to preach about tolerance and rising above adversity after a thief destroyed the $100,000 air conditioning unit at Christ Church International, KSTP reports. It left a sweltering sanctuary during the hottest start to July in a century.
Minneapolis-area Lutherans elect Minnesota's first female bishop
The majority of Lutheran representatives attending an annual assembly Saturday afternoon voted to install Ann Svennungsen as the new bishop of the ELCA's Minneapolis synod. The Star Tribune reports Svennungsen is currently an interim college pastor at St. Olaf College in Northfield. She will now lead the nation's largest Lutheran synod.
'Church hoppers' drawn to multiple congregations
A small but growing group of Christians nationwide known as"church hoppers" worship at multiple Christian congregations, often of different denominations. Pastors say it can be tough to build relationships with the roving faithful – and they can't be counted on as much to give their time and money to a church.
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