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.
Minnesota State Fair tickets will cost more this year
The fair's hours will also be shorter.
Indicators of COVID in wastewater skyrocketing in Twin Cities
Wastewater detection can serve as a predictor for rising and falling case levels.
Girl arrested for allegedly shooting her mother in northern MN
The incident occurred in Morcom Township Sunday afternoon.
Video: Voyageurs camera captures remarkable footage of wildlife trail
There were wolves, moose, bears, lynx, a fisher, marten and other animals.
Minnesota taking another dip in Old Man Winter's cold tub this week
The worst of it will be Wednesday through Friday.
Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis closes temporarily
The owner cites the omicron variant and impending vaccine/testing requirements in Minneapolis.
2 shootings in Brooklyn Park minutes apart; 1 injured
One person was almost hit, while a second person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police: Suspect arrested in Willmar after firing gun at officer
The incident led to a manhunt that lasted into early Sunday morning.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
Lutherans voice opposition to marriage amendment
The Star Tribune reports the majority of Lutheran representatives attending an annual assembly of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA voted against the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. This is the first major Lutheran body to go on the record against the amendment. The St. Paul Area Synod will hold its annual assembly in May.
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 Lutherans to oppose marriage amendment
St. Paul-area Lutherans are expected to go on record this weekend against the proposed marriage amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman. Nearly 600 Lutherans, representing about 115 congregations in the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, are scheduled to vote Saturday in Burnsville.
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.
St. Cloud bishop reaches mandatory retirement age, submits resignation
Bishop John Kinney has declared his intent to step down as the spiritual leader of the Diocese of St.Cloud, which includes more than a dozen central Minnesota counties. The St. Cloud Times reports 75-year-old Kinney was first ordained an auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1977. He also served as bishop of Bismarck, N.D., before his appointment to St. Cloud. The director of communications for the Diocese of St. Cloud says the replacement process will take several months.
First Lady bringing Obama re-election campaign to Minneapolis
Michelle Obama will hold a fundraiser at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on March 16th. Donors are being asked to contribute amounts ranging from $250 to $10,000.
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