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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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Ask The Expert: Most Stylish Places To Get Married In Minnesota

In this feature, local wedding planner and owner of Fab Event Design, Kirsten Fischer, offers her thoughts on the most stylish places to celebrate your nuptials.

03/12/2013

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Nat’l Group Against Gay Marriage Warns Minn. GOP

A national group opposed to gay marriage says it will spend $500,000 to defeat Republican lawmakers in Minnesota who vote to legalize gay marriage.

02/25/2013

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‘What Happy Couples Do’ To Stay Happy: Get Away

With Valentine’s Day just a week from Thursday, now is a great time to be thinking about your plans. So we looked into what makes happy, healthy couples stick together.

02/05/2013

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Vikings’ Ponder, Steele Plan Another Wedding In April

It’ll be another wedding for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele — this time in April and before friends and family.

01/16/2013

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‘Vote No’ Group To Seek Marriage Equality For Minn.

The leader of the campaign that defeated a gay marriage ban in Minnesota says the group will now push to legalize gay marriage in the legislative session that starts next month.

12/20/2012

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Timing Of ‘Vote Yes’ Ad Signals Close Race

The group working to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the Minnesota Constitution started a television ad campaign across the state on Monday.

10/01/2012

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Another Crazy Marriage Proposal

Haven’t these proposals gone too far? Now one guy plays a trick on his girlfriend while in an airplane. Check out the video.

09/28/2012

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Best Venues For Bachelor Parties In The Twin Cities

Looking for the perfect place to host an upcoming bachelor party? Check out some of these fun ideas.

09/20/2012

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Botched Baseball Marriage Proposal

Greg wanted to propose to his girlfriend in a way that no one would forget. The problem, his now fiance was nowhere to be found. See the video here.

07/31/2012

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MN Marriage Amendment Foes Winning Money Race

Opponents of Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage may be winning the money race but supporters say they’re confident voters will approve it anyway.

07/19/2012

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