A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago bumps the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.
Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
Add Target to the list of big name companies now in support of gay marriage. Target Corporation has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case.
couple from Minnesota was killed and their 13-year-old granddaughter seriously injured when the vehicle they were in was struck from behind by a semitrailer on an Indiana interstate and pushed into the back of a different tractor-trailer and another vehicle, authorities said.
A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.
Four states in the Upper Midwest want federal officials to delay listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin made the request this month to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Kevin Love had 42 points and 16 rebounds, Ricky Rubio added a career-high 17 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat Paul George and the Indiana Pacers 104-91 on Wednesday night.
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Authorities have identified a Minnesota man as the person struck and killed by a vehicle in the dark parking lot of a southern Indiana truck stop. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Friday that 58-year-old Billy Ray Evans of Hill City, Minn., died at the scene when he was hit by a large truck. Evans was found on the ground Thursday night at a truck stop just off Interstate 65 near the town of Memphis, about 15 miles north of Louisville, Ky.
If you live in one of the Great Lakes states or Ontario, Wayne State University says you can pay only a bit more than the undergraduate tuition for Michigan residents.
Minnesota (4-2, 0-2) is expected to be missing a key figure again, with coach Jerry Kill on a leave of absence due to his epilepsy. He’s had five seizures on game days in two-plus seasons as the Golden Gophers’ coach, and he missed the most recent game, a loss at Michigan two weeks ago.
A Plymouth woman is dead after her husband lost control of his motorcycle while driving in Indiana Thursday morning, according to authorities. Lori K. Rutten, 55, and her husband Roger, 59, where driving northbound on I-65 in Lake County on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle when Roger switched lanes and struck an uneven portion of the road. The motorcycle flipped, and both passengers were ejected over barrier cables, eventually landing on a grassy portion of the median.
The Timberwolves are more than one player away from contending, but one big player is in town. Indiana’s Cody Zeller worked out for the team — a solo work out, which means he’s really good and they already know a lot about him.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a compact that will allow Minnesota and some Canadian provinces to request and provide mutual aid to each other in the event of emergencies.
LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.