With Minnesota’s first same-sex weddings set for Thursday, supporters and opponents of the new marriage law are busy on very different tracks. Advocates want things to go smoothly on the first day. Businesses that don’t want to serve gay and lesbian weddings continue to look at whether they legally can say no. Read more →
Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutiérrez told a gathering of business and immigration leaders today that if the United States doesn’t welcome talent from abroad by changing its immigration policies, its global competitors will. Minneapolis was picked as one of several “immigrant gateway cities” across the United States for visits by Gutiérrez, chairman of Republicans for Immigration Read more →
The American Cancer Society held its final batch of enrollment events around the Twin Cities today, and snagged well over the 2,000 volunteers it was seeking for CPS-3, its third Cancer Prevention Study. For the next 20 years, 300,000 volunteers around the country will give cancer researchers reams of data. Today, I enrolled. Perrie H. Read more →
In January, MPR News got an email from the very well-organized 150th Celebration Committee at Pilgrim Baptist Church, letting us know they’d be celebrating their sesquicentennial in June of 2013. Stephanie Dilworth, co-chair of the committee wrote: “Pilgrim’s history began in 1863. With the help of the Underground Railroad, a group of African American men, Read more →
We know him as the famous local son who designed our State Capitol, numerous churches and mighty residences. This week, New York celebrates the centennial of a building the changed its skyline: Cass Gilbert’s Woolworth Building. When it was completed April 24, 1913, it was the tallest building in the world at 792 feet. The Read more →
Twin Cities ranks as safest large metro area for walking alone at night.
An endangered African Penguin chick was born at the zoo March 2.
So far, ICE has confirmed 24 Somalis have been deported in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
MnDOT releases Environmental Assessment for proposed high speed rail line connecting Minneapolis and Duluth.
The Hennepin County Board has named David Hough the new county administrator.