Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
While proponents were saying the race was still too early to call, the Associated Press called the race shortly before 2 a.m. The vote means the state constitution will not define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The Minnesota Marriage Amendment has been rejected. The campaign to amend the Minnesota state constitution to limit the definition of marriage to strictly between heterosexual couples was defeated Tuesday by more than 51 percent of a statewide vote. With 92 percent of state precincts reporting, the Associated Press reported shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday that Amendment 1—informally known as the Minnesota Marriage Amendment—had failed: "Vote No" won. Speaking to a cheering crowd of hundreds at St Paul's River Centre, Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, told audiences that Minnesota was the first state in the nation to reject a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage at the ballot …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Poll conducted from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25
According to a new poll commissioned by the Star-Tribune, support and opposition to the marriage amendment is essentially tied. The amendment would write a prohibition on legal recognition of same-sex marriages into the state constitution, reflecting current law. Some 48 percent of a poll of 800 likely Minnesota voters told the Minnesota Poll's questioners that they would be voting to pass the amendment. About 47 percent said they opposed the measure, and 5 percent said they were still undecided. Respondents were reached using both cell phones and landlines. The poll's margin of error was 3.5 percent, plus or minus. September's Minnesota Poll also showed a deadlock between the two sides. As the October Minnesota poll was conducted from Oct…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Karyn Milos says amendment support rooted in fears about loss of religion—and empathetic conversations are the way around that.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
To the Editor: For more than a year I and thousands of other Minnesotans have been holding conversations about the marriage amendment. We lay out our most rational arguments, citing research in biological as well as social science demonstrating that same-sex orientation is a benign, natural variation in human sexuality. We offer stories of real people who would be hurt by permanently restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples. Many people have been persuaded that voting "no" is the right thing to do. Staunch supporters of the amendment, however, remain unmoved. They are not pondering our rational arguments. They are not empathizing with the hardships and harassment that gay people still endure in many places in our …
In other news from around the South Metro, a construction worker is killed at Fort Snelling and two more Minnesotans contract fungal meningitis.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the week's top stories from throughout the region. Here's a look at recent stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that may interest you or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links: Rosemount Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-And-Run Death of Apple Valley Woman A retrial for Eric James Hunter, 44, was scheduled to begin Monday. Rosemount, Eastview Boys Go 1-2 in Section 3AA Cross Country Meet Rosemount, Eastview teams qualify for the state cross country meet by finishing first and second in the Section 3AA meet at Valleywood on Thursday. It's Official: Burnsville, We Have A Walmart At …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
In other news from around the South Metro, the Minnesota Marriage Amendment debate gets hotter, and new restaurants open in Burnsville.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the area's top stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors. Here's a look at news from the past week that may affect or interest you. To see the full stories, click on the headline links. Minnesota Zoo Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut Naming contest continues via zoo’s Facebook page. Two Walmart Workers from Minnesota Involved in Job Action But don't expect to see picket lines or any signs of a "strike" in Dakota County. Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens in Burnsville Surf-themed family restaurant opens to a line of people. The Rack Bar & Grill Comes to Burnsville New restaurant takes up quarters at former Timber Lodge Steakhouse…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
In other recent headlines, the debate over Minnesota's proposed same-sex marriage prohibition heats up across the region, and police search for a missing Northfield man.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, from the past week. Here's a look at the top stories that may interest you or have an impact on your life. To read the full story, click on the headline link. Avery Gets a Wish to Meet Belle Apple Valley’s Avery Saari, 4, and her family received a trip to Florida and tickets to Disney World and other attractions from the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota. Rosemount to Pay Off $1.01 Million in Debt Early Repayment of the General Obligation Bonds is expect to save the city about $76,000. Despite Lingering Divisions, Burnsville Council Approves Dynamic Display …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Race is neck-and-neck.
With polls suggesting Minnesota voters are tied neck-and-neck on whether or not to insert a ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution, groups on both sides are battling it out on the airwaves. According to the Star-Tribune Minnesota for Marriage, the group backing the ban, launched their first television ads this week. The paper says it is not yet sure how long and where in Minnesota the ads will run. Minnesotans United for All Families, the group trying to stop the amendment, has already launched three television ads in Minnesota. Take a look. Do you think they'll influence voters one way or the other?
In other news from around the region, Nikko, a snow monkey at the Minnesota Zoo, celebrates his 29th birthday, and Burnsville swears in its first female police captain.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each week, Patch reviews the past several days' top stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors. Here's a look at the recent news that may interest you or affect your life. To read the full story, click on the headline link: VIDEO: How Does a Snow Monkey Celebrate His 29th Birthday? Nikko, a snow monkey at the Minnesota Zoo, is the oldest male of his species in North America. Burnsville Swears in First Female Police Captain Capt. Tanya Schwartz, replacement for Eric Werner, could be the only woman to have attained such a rank in Dakota County. Burnsville Man Works to Transform I-35 Bridge into Tribute to Cancer Victims Minnesota's most famous bridge …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
MN United husbanding over $700,000 as election closes in.
According to documents released Wednesday by Minnesota's campaign finance watchdog, Minnesotans United for All Families has over one and a half times as much cash on hand as their opponents in the battle over a state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The campaign filings show Minnesota for Marriage, the main group pushing for passage of the amendment has around $483,000 in its coffers to spend on ads, wages, and other expenses between now an Nov. 6. Minnesotans United, by contrast, has around $751,000. Since January, Minnesotans United has raised over $6 million, while Minnesota for Marriage has raised barely $2 million. Despite the monetary disadvantage, the former group was upbeat. "We are pleased with our …