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Anti-Gay Archbishop Investigated for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

By Amy Forliti | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is investigating him after allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced several months ago.

Gay North Dakotans Find Marriage Oasis in Minnesota

Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Minnesota for more than 10 months, and many North Dakotans are taking advantage of the law change in their neighboring state.

Minnesota Bans Anti-Bacterial Chemical From Soaps

By Steve Karnowski | Wednesday May 21, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products.

Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

Minn. Republicans Decline to Endorse Pro-Gay Marriage Rep.

Monday Mar 10, 2014
Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

Lawmakers Eye Higher Bar To Constitutional Changes

Monday Mar 3, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers who saw colleagues put several hot-button political issues on the statewide ballot in 2012 are now mulling proposals that would make it harder to do that again.

Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To Bullying

By Patrick Condon | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

GOP Endorses Rival of Minn. Gay Marriage Backer

Monday Feb 24, 2014
Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage.

Second Student at Minn. School Targeted for Being Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 7, 2014
A Minnesota high school student has come forward this week, saying he has experienced anti-gay backlash for coming out -- shortly after another student at the same high school received death threats for coming out on Facebook.

Minn. Student Gets Death Threats After Coming Out on Facebook

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
A high school student from Circle Pines, Minn., says he received a death threat Tuesday, six weeks after coming out on Facebook.