Marriage

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33 And Unmarried? Ooh, Hate To Break This To You But …

Researchers say they’ve figured out the right time to tie to knot. Sociologists at the University of Utah say people should get married between the ages of 28 and 32. Past studies showed that waiting longer to get hitched usually led to more stability, but this new research found that the odds of divorce decline significantly between the ages of 28 and 32.

07/23/2015

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Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A ‘Grave Mistake’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a “grave mistake” and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

06/26/2015

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SCOTUS Ruling Makes LGBT Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.

06/26/2015

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Police Officer Helps Homeless Couple Finally Tie The Knot

A newlywed couple hopes to one day live in a home, surrounded by family. That dream got a little closer on Friday, when they finally tied the knot.

06/12/2015

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Survey Looks At Who Is Most Likely To Cheat In A Marriage

A new survey reveals who is more likely to cheat on their spouse. The American Sociological Review said men who are 100-percent dependent on their spouses were most at risk for cheating, at about 15 percent.

06/02/2015

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WCCO’s Ashley Roberts’ Boyfriend Pops The Question On-Air

WCCO This Morning reporter Ashley Roberts received a big surprise Wednesday when her boyfriend, KSTP photojournalist Justin McCray, popped the question.

04/15/2015

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Hennepin Co. To Marry 22 Couples For Free On Valentine’s Eve

Judges in Hennepin County are getting a jump on Valentine’s Day love. A dozen judges from the Fourth Judicial District are scheduled to marry 22 couples at no charge at Hennepin County Government Center on Friday, the day before the holiday.

02/13/2015

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Albert Lea Couple Pass Away Just Two Day Apart

For 67 years of marriage, Myron and Betty Young were inseparable. He was a farmer and she was a probation officer — with a sense of humor. “At their 60th wedding anniversary, somebody said, ‘Wow, 60 years you’ve been married to the same man.’ She says, ‘I know! That’s a long time to wash the same guy’s Fruit of the Looms,'” their daughter Wanda Gwinn said.

01/21/2015

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Apple Valley Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A couple from Apple Valley is celebrating a milestone every couple hopes they can reach. Paul and Bee Carlson celebrated 70 years of marriage over the weekend.

10/20/2014

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The Bigger The Diamond Ring, The Shorter The Marriage?

New insight into just how long a marriage will last. Research from Emory University suggests the bigger the diamond, the shorter the marriage.

10/10/2014

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Minnesotan Starts Viral Conversation On Virginity

It had been on her mind for a few years, so Ellen Burkhardt decided to write about why she’s choosing to wait to have sex until marriage. “I firmly believe that in order to have sex with someone you should love them, and personally, I’ve never been in love,” Burkhardt said. Her article on the subject in Salon magazine went viral and started a conversation.

10/08/2014

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Good Question: Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?

A new report suggests more and more people will never tie the knot. Pew Research found a record 20 percent of adults over the age of 25 have never been married. That’s up from 9 percent back in 1960. The authors of the study also predict 25 percent of millennials will never say “I do,” even though about half of them say they’d eventually like to get married.

09/24/2014

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Judge To Decide Next Step In ND Gay Marriage Suit

A federal judge is set to decide the future of a lawsuit filed by seven couples challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota.

09/08/2014

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Minn. Couple Gets Married Underwater At MOA

A Minnesota couple took the plunge in a way not many do. They married underwater, surrounded by sharks. Except this wasn’t in the Caribbean, it was at Mall of America.

08/08/2014

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Good Question: Why Are We Waiting Longer To Buy Homes?

Studies show that more Americans are waiting longer to get married, have kids and buy homes. The highest numbers of those putting off the big commitments are millennials — those in the 20- to 35-year-old range.

07/30/2014

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Peterson Reports To Training Camp … With A Ring

Adrian Peterson has arrived at training camp with a different look: a ring on his finger. The star running back reported Thursday with the rest of the Vikings to the Minnesota State University campus and confirmed he married his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Brown, just five days earlier.

07/24/2014

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Marital First Responders Help Provide ‘First Aid’ To Couples

Wedding season is here and one piece of advice many newlyweds will hear is that a marriage takes work. Couples deal with everything from those little annoyances, like taking out the garbage, to more serious issues, like finances.

06/16/2014

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Wisconsin County To Refund Marriage License Fee

Appleton-area couples who applied for marriage licenses but didn’t receive them before a federal judge halted same-sex weddings will receive full refunds of their application fees.

06/16/2014

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Who Is More Forgetful?

Who misplaces things more often in your relationship? The man or the woman? Vote now!

04/14/2014

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Study Suggests Marriage Is Good For The Heart

It seems that marriage is good for the heart, and not just in a romantic sense. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem, compared with singles, the divorced and widowed.

03/28/2014

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Wayzata Clothing Shop Saves Wedding, Delivers Groom’s Pants To Costa Rica

On Monday afternoon, a Twin Cities couple got married in Costa Rica. Luckily for everyone involved, the groom was wearing pants.

02/17/2014

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Husband & Wife Are Divorce Attorney, Matchmaker

It’s a day of love for many, but for one Minneapolis couple, it’s also a career. That’s because April Davis is a matchmaker, and her husband Franz Davis is a divorce attorney. There’s no perfect formula for success, but the Davises have an advantage: each other.

02/14/2014

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Chris Shaffer’s Forecast? 100% Chance Of Wedding Bells!

Usually, WCCO viewers are putting meteorologist Chris Shaffer “On the Spot.” But earlier Thursday evening, he helped a guy put his girlfriend on the spot in a really big way. Luke was watching WCCO’s 6 p.m. weather forecast with his girlfriend, Ally. But this wasn’t just any old forecast. “I was just like ‘Hey look, it’s our picture!’ And she was like ‘Oh, that’s so cool!’ Luke said.

01/09/2014

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Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1. A cultural shift culminated when Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles became the first of 67 couples to marry at Minneapolis City Hall with Mayor R.T. Rybak presiding.

12/26/2013

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Wis. Man Dies Of Burns On Day He Was To Be Married

Family and friends gathered in Cashton to pay respects to a young man who died from injuries suffered in an accident on the day he was to be married. Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Gronemus suffered third-degree burns over 75 percent of his body in a welding accident Oct. 1.

10/10/2013

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