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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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Coon Rapids Couple Celebrates 70 Years Of Marriage

Love can last a life time, and Coon Rapids residents Will and Eleanor Swanson are living proof. They met in kindergarten back in the 20s, which is when Eleanor said her crush started. Saturday, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

09/21/2013

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Facebook Post Leads To Arrest Of Sex Offender

A convicted sex offender from Minnesota was arrested in Fargo after posting on Facebook that he’s engaged to a 14-year-old girl and planned to marry her, authorities said. Tyler Howard Graening, 20, is charged with one count of Class A felony gross sexual imposition, one count of Class C felony failure to register as a sexual offender and one count of corruption of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor, The Forum reports. He has no recent address listed.

09/04/2013

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MPD Chief Harteau Marries Partner Of 25 Years

The city’s top cop is now a married woman. According to the spokeswoman for Minneapolis Police, Chief Janee Harteau married her partner of 25 years, Sgt. Holly Keegel, on Friday. Keegel is also with the department.

08/17/2013

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Proposal Fail

Major marriage proposal fail. But, is it real?

08/06/2013

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A Full Recap Of The 1st Historic Same-Sex Weddings

What a difference a year makes. Last fall, we were talking about an amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Now, they’re official. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak married a total of 46 couples overnight in a marathon session starting when the law became official at 12:01 a.m. — and ending around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

08/01/2013

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Reality Check: Economic Impact Of Same Sex Marriage

Depending on your views, same sex marriage may — or may not — change the face of Minnesota. But based what has happened in other states, same sex marriage could have an important economic impact.

07/31/2013

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Marriage License Applications Available Thursday

Several Minnesota counties will start accepting marriage license applications Thursday for same-sex couples. Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties will start taking applications at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

06/05/2013

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Wedding Venues, Services Seeing Rise In Bookings For This Fall

According to a study out of UCLA, 5,000 same-sex Minnesota couples are expected to get married in the next three years. And that’s translating into a bit of a boom on the business side.

05/24/2013

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Good Question: How Often Are Women Taking Their Husbands’ Names?

In a time where much has changed about marriage, one thing has not: the decision to keep your name, take your husband’s, hyphenate, or do something else. Are women taking their husbands’ last names as often as they used to?

05/15/2013

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Gay Marriage Is Now Legal In Minnesota.

What do you think?

05/14/2013

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Pat Kessler Answers Your FAQs About Gay Marriage

The Capitol hallways echoed Thursday night with thunderous chants. And by Friday, WCCO viewers are asking a lot of questions after the House voted to legalize same sex marriage. A common question: What’s next? The same sex marriage bill now heads to the Minnesota Senate, where it is expected to pass. The governor says he will sign It, and as early as Tuesday.

05/10/2013

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Natalie Kane, Husband-To-Be, Get Marriage Advice

As we countdown the hours to Natalie’s wedding, we are all getting a little bit excited for her and her future husband Peder.

04/19/2013

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Survey: Young Adults Putting Mortgages Before Marriages

Is a home the new engagement ring? A new national survey shows more and more young couples are putting mortgages before wedding bands these days.

04/17/2013

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