This fall, Minnesota voters will also decide whether the state's constitution should be amended to formally define marriage between one man and one woman. Tuesday, North Carolinians voted in favor of an amendment that bans same-sex marriage and civil unions. CNN has reaction from both sides ...
How much snow could fall Friday? Here's the latest possibilities
The bullseye is over southwestern Minnesota.
Minneapolis schools go to online learning for 2 weeks amid staff shortage
The online learning period starts Friday and will run for two weeks.
Vaccinated can spread omicron, so why are Twin Cities requiring diners show vax proof?
Starting next week, indoor diners in the Twin Cities will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
MN child care providers will no longer need to quarantine kids, staff exposed to COVID
The state has loosened the rule that previously required exposed staff and children to quarantine.
Former state lawmaker, sled dog musher Frank Moe has died
He died after battling brain cancer.
Minnesota firefighter dies from COVID just days after his father
The 42-year-old leaves behind his wife and their 10 children.
Proof of vaxx or negative test to be required in Twin Cities restaurants
The new policy goes into effect next week.
Border agents seize bushmeat from travelers at MSP Airport
Officials say they've identified a trend of travelers bringing bushmeat into the U.S.
8 years in prison for woman charged in 3 violent carjackings
The carjackings took place in the Twin Cities during the summer of 2020.
More than 2,000 arrested for drunken driving over holidays
Two drivers had a BCA of more than five times the legal limit.
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.
Target offers same-sex marriage greeting cards
The Minneapolis-based discount giant has not taken a stance on the controversial amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota, but Target stores are now selling greeting cards honoring gay couples. The cards feature phrases like "Mr. & Mr." and "Two very special women, one very special love."
Can 'true Catholics' support same-sex marriage?
Former Roman Catholic priest Jim Smith left the church about 10 years ago. He told CNN his main concern was with the church's stance against same-sex marriage. Smith says he is still a Catholic despite actively campaigning against Minnesota's constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only between one man and one woman. He has also formed a group to persuade other Catholics to vote against the measure this fall.
President Obama opposes Minnesota's same-sex marriage amendment
Obama's Minnesota campaign team on Monday said the president opposes a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," a spokeswoman said.
Gay marriage supporters rallying
St. Paul-area Lutherans assembling in Burnsville, and separately, Gov. Mark Dayton and other activists holding "house parties" around the state, demonstrated their opposition to an amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Duluth first city to take stand on same-sex marriage amendment
The Duluth City Council passed a formal resolution opposing a Constitutional amendment that would restrict marriage to one man and one woman. Opponents of the move said it wasn't the council's place to take a position on the issue, but supporters said it would send the message that the city is a welcoming and inclusive place.
Voters shift toward 'no' on gay-marriage ban. Really?
A new poll reveals that public opinion has shifted in Minnesota, suggesting that state voters might not support a gay marriage ban. If voters rejected a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, it would be a first in the United States. Can the poll results be real?
Twin Cities archdiocese gave $650,000 to support gay marriage ban
Archbishop John Nienstedt strongly supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. He says such a ban is in line with the core teachings of the church.
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