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Black Churches Split On Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

In churches and synagogues around the country this weekend, President Obama’s historic public support for same-sex marriage has been a hot topic — especially in African-American churches.

05/13/2012

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Burglars Break Into Church, Steal $3K In Equipment

Just days before Easter, a church in Columbia Heights was the target of a burglary, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County.

04/10/2012

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Wis. Church Offers Kid-Free Service For Sex Offenders

A Madison church hopes to draw sex offenders to a special adults-only service, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal.

03/19/2012

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Lutherans May Voice Opposition To Marriage Amendment

Lutherans in Minnesota plan to officially voice their opposition to the proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

02/17/2012

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Wis. Bishops Want Concealed Weapons Out Of Church

Wisconsin’s Catholic bishops are urging parishioners to keep their concealed weapons out of church.

10/31/2011

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Police: Gravestones Toppled In Plymouth Vandalism Spree

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for a vandalism spree in Plymouth over the weekend, including the toppling and damaging of 45 gravestones at a church.

10/24/2011

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St. John’s Abbey To Celebrate Church’s 50 Years

The monks of St. John’s Abbey celebrate on Sunday the 50th anniversary of the dedication of their famous Abbey and University Church in Collegeville.

10/23/2011

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Fortunes Down, Bachmann Looks To Evangelical Vote

Michele Bachmann surged into the Republican presidential race by preaching tea party fiscal conservatism. Now, as she struggles to remain relevant, the Minnesota congresswoman is trying to rally the evangelical voters who have powered most of her political career.

10/07/2011

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Man Celebrates 70 Years As Church Organist

Church organist Donald Benedett has outlasted “at least a dozen pastors” and is on his third organ at his congregation near St. Charles.

10/03/2011

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Fire That Destroyed Minneapolis Church Ruled Arson

A huge fire that destroyed an old church in Minneapolis has been ruled an arson, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department.

09/12/2011

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Elk River Church’s Practices Stirs Controversy

On Friday night, dozens of families are expected to discuss how they believe a church in the north metro has too much control. On its website, The Crossing in Elk River states it is “A church for people who don’t do church.”

09/07/2011

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Church Volunteer Charged With Sexually Abusing Boy

A long-time youth ministry volunteer for a church in Maplewood has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.

08/16/2011

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Church Volunteers To Clean Up Mpls. Tornado Debris

Volunteers from various Twin Cities faith communities will help clean up north Minneapolis after last month’s deadly tornado.

06/02/2011

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Charges: Woman Stole From Church, Possessed Drugs

A 34-year-old Hastings woman is accused of stealing music equipment from a South St. Paul church, pawning it off and also possessing drugs, according to charges field on Dakota County District Court on Friday.

05/27/2011

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Presbyterians Clear Way For Gay Clergy

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is poised to abolish a celibacy requirement for gay and lesbian clergy, after decades of debate that has divided the denomination and split Protestants worldwide.

05/10/2011

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