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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
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Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
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Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
October 2, 2015
'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope meeting with gay marriage opponent
Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not...
October 2, 2015 - 2:21pm
June 26, 2015
Supreme Court gay marriage ruling overrides state bans
BISMARCK — Gay rights supporters in North Dakota celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage Friday, a historic decision that overturns the state’s ban on those unions. Friday’s decision came 11 years after almost three-fourths of North Dakota...
June 26, 2015 - 11:36pm
January 9, 2015
Supreme Court meets today to consider whether to hear cases regarding state bans on gay marriage
By Archie Ingersoll FARGO – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to meet privately Friday to consider for a second time in recent months whether...
January 9, 2015 - 9:05am
October 12, 2014
Judge rules Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional
JUNEAU, Alaska, — A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state’s 16-year-old ban, saying...
October 12, 2014 - 11:12pm
October 6, 2014
Supreme Court declines to hear gay marriage cases from five states
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the hotly contested issue of gay marriage,...
October 6, 2014 - 12:05pm
Supreme Court halts gay marriage In Utah for appeal
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday halted gay marriage in Utah at least temporarily by granting a request from state officials appealing...
January 6, 2014 - 11:03am
October 21, 2013
N.J. has first gay marriages, celebrating begins
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Gay couples in communities across New Jersey exchanged marriage vows in the first minutes of Monday, taking advantage...
October 21, 2013 - 7:39am
August 8, 2013
Minnesota sees gay divorces after marriages legalized
Same-sex couples are filing for divorce in Minnesota less than a week after same-sex marriages became legal in the state. Dawn Tuckner and her former partner were married in Canada in 2004, but the partner left three years ago leaving Tuckner with their 7-year-old son, according...
August 8, 2013 - 10:32am
August 1, 2013
Gay marriage debate not over
ST. PAUL — More than 100 same-sex couples across Minnesota married soon after it became legal Thursday, setting off celebrations big and...
August 1, 2013 - 11:32pm
A look at Minnesota’s new gay marriage law
ST. PAUL -- Here are details about a Minnesota law that allows same-sex couples to marry:
August 1, 2013 - 2:00am
June 27, 2013
Married Minnesota gays will gain tax, pension, other federal benefits
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota same-sex couples who can wed beginning in a little more than a month will receive the same benefits as other married couples...
June 27, 2013 - 12:14am
June 26, 2013
Minnesota Democrats praise Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban.
June 26, 2013 - 9:54am
Update: Supreme Court clears way for same-sex unions in California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay...
June 26, 2013 - 9:33am
June 14, 2013
Opponents of gay marriage outspent 10 to 1 in Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The group on the losing end of a gay marriage legalization debate in Minnesota has confirmed it was significantly outspent on legislative lobbying. Minnesota for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said Friday that it spent more than $200,000 to...
June 14, 2013 - 1:24pm
May 31, 2013
Hennepin County prepares gender-neutral marriage licenses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's largest county is getting ready to start taking applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples. Officials say Hennepin County will start accepting applications on June 6. That's seven weeks before the Aug. 1 date that gay couples can...
May 31, 2013 - 6:52am