Latest Minnesota AP Updates
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is expanding his campaign for same-sex couples to get married in Minnesota. Rybak brought his pitch to Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., at a pair of news conferences to unveil new a new ad campaign inviting same-sex couples to travel to Minneapolis and get legally married. Ads also are being run in publications in Chicago and the mayor plans to do something similar in Colorado.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Star Tribune) — Sex offenders in the Minnesota's high-security treatment program will be allowed to marry each other. Three pairs of men in treatment at the state facility in Moose Lake are seeking marriage licenses following the change in Minnesota law Aug. 1 that allows same-sex couples to marry. Deputy State Human Services Commissioner Anne Barry tells the Star Tribune that the department doesn't intend to interfere with the rights of couples in the program to marry one another.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Representatives of U.S. states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are calling for a closer look at plans to step up transportation of crude oil in the region. The Great Lakes Commission has instructed its staff to study the environmental and economic implications of plans to move more oil over and around the lakes by pipeline, rail cars and ships. Oil transport is increasing as more is produced in the U.S. Great Plains and the Alberta tar sands area in Canada.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says Minnesota Vikings principal owner Zygi Wilf and others must make their financial worth public as the court determines what damages they should pay in a civil lawsuit. The Star-Ledger reports that the judge says the sealed document listing the Wilfs' "minimum net worth" must be released, but she will allow a delay so the Wilfs can pursue an appeal. A lawyer for the Wilfs said releasing the information would invade their privacy.