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.
Standoff in Prior Lake: Man assaulted officer, broke into home
The suspect allegedly assault an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.
Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week
The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.
With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals
Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.
Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis
The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.
Stillwater police looking for suspect who stole vehicle with 1-year-old inside
The suspect abandoned the vehicle with the child still inside just 5 minutes after the theft.
Christmas movie filmed in Minnesota premieres on Hulu
The movie stars Jesse Bradford and Katie Lowes.
Suspected Bloomington restaurant killer arrested in Oklahoma
The 47-year-old Texas man was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
Minnetonka woman, 23, ID'd as victim killed in Minneapolis crash
The fatal crash happened near the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 21.
More than 100 geese, ducks found dead on partially frozen MN lake
The discovery was made in Waseca at the weekend.
After losing sponsor, advocates fear Minneapolis' Nice Ride could shut down
They are calling on the city to provide financial support till a new sponsor is found.
Colleen Lindstrom announces departure from MyTalk radio show
Lindstrom's last broadcast on the long-running show will be Dec. 9.
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.
U of M researchers find flu vaccine less effective than thought
The researchers combed through 31 studies and concluded the flu vaccine is effective for 59 percent of healthy adults. They called that inadequate but still encouraged people to get the shots, saying it's the best protection available.
U of M researchers look to stop it spreading corn disease
A recent surge of Goss's leaf blight has been wilting corn across the Midwest -- prompting researchers to try to find a treatment. The bacterial disease was first found in Minnesota in 2009. Last year there were 40 infected fields.
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