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October 14, 2013
Jilted bride donates reception to care group
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- A bride who has already spent thousands of dollars on a dream wedding is donating her reception to a Moorhead organization that serves people with disabilities. Michelle Marxen says the Oct. 19 event was her "fairy tale wedding," complete with a ballroom...
October 14, 2013 - 9:59am
August 24, 2013
Marriage licenses for Aug. 24, 2013
Caitlin Miller and Dustin Hinrichs, both Carrington, N.D. Julie Willson and Corey Muilenburg, both James-town. Debora Bear and Warren Williams, both Jamestown. Katherine Anderson and Craig Johnson, both Jamestown.
news / records
August 24, 2013 - 7:39am
July 10, 2013
Crystal Berger and Joshua Ova, both Bismarck, N.D., were married June 29 at the Church of Saint Anne, Bismarck. Parents of the couple are Connie and Marc Berger and Amy and Mark Roberts, all Bismarck, Natalie and Kevin Ova, Gackle, N.D., and Stacy Ova, Jamestown. Joshua's grandparents...
celebrations / weddings
July 10, 2013 - 7:27am
June 30, 2013
Court wins expected to bolster gay pride events
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cities across the nation were gearing up Sunday for what were expected to be especially well-attended and exuberant gay pride parades following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits...
nation and world / news
June 30, 2013 - 2:00pm
June 29, 2013
UND professor: Gay marriage battle far from over
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A University of North Dakota professor says this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage will likely lead to confusion and more legal action. Justices issued opinions that effectively struck down a provision of a federal law that denies benefits...
June 29, 2013 - 10:34am
June 26, 2013
Minnesota Democrats praise gay marriage ruling
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban. The ruling follows Minnesota's decision this spring to allow same-sex couples to wed. The federal ruling means those who do marry...
June 26, 2013 - 9:46am
June 1, 2013
Marriage licenses for June 1, 2013
Heidi Tomlin, Jamestown, and Joshua Perleberg, Buchanan, N.D. Brenda Willis and Eric Pigors, both Jamestown. Esther Sund and Matthew Ransom, both Medina, N.D. Marcia Miller and Matthew Henne, both Jamestown. Paige Bosch, Streeter, N.D., and Thomas Wilen, Fredonia, N.D.
news / records
June 1, 2013 - 7:41am
May 25, 2013
Disabled couple refused marriage by church
BISMARCK -- Anna Bankes is wearing her engagement ring. She has bought her wedding dress and chosen her bridesmaids. Justin Neis has his tux and his four groomsmen picked out. They have a reception hall and a DJ on tap. Come July 13, Anna Bankes and Justin Neis will become husband...
news / religion
May 25, 2013 - 7:28am
Marriage licenses for May 25, 2013
June Bennett, Eldridge, N.D., and Keith Chadwick, Jamestown. Jaime Goehner and Andrew Humann, both Minnetonka, Minn. Desiree Kramlich and Matthew McCauley, both Medina, N.D. Amanda Lauinger and Andrew Marquardt, both Grand Forks, N.D.
May 25, 2013 - 7:27am
May 22, 2013
Ann Erickson and Christopher Ramsey, both Jamestown, were married March 23, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. An Aug. 3 reception is planned at Gladstone Inn & Suites, Jamestown. Parents of the couple are Mary Thu-Hopkins, Jamestown, and Jeffery Matzke, Marion, N.D., and Deborah and Robert...
May 22, 2013 - 7:35am
May 15, 2013
Gay couples in Minnesota ready for married rights
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's gay community never has known such joy. That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage. Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain...
May 15, 2013 - 7:47am
May 14, 2013
Minn. ends ban on same sex marriage
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Love and marriage soon will go together for Minnesota gays like they do for straight couples. "Vote yes for love," Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble told his colleagues Monday. Enough senators agreed and gave the Minneapolis Democrat his wish of a Minnesota that allows...
May 14, 2013 - 6:54am
May 13, 2013
Tears of a different sort flow after historic gay marriage vote in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Tears of sadness that rolled down faces of gay Minnesotans and their supporters two years ago became tears of joy today as Minnesota senators voted to allow same-sex couples to wed. Senators voted 37-30 Monday to remove a state law that bans same-sex marriage. The vote...
May 13, 2013 - 4:38pm
May 9, 2013
Attention turns to Senate after House OKs gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate an existing gay-marriage ban in state law. A Senate vote comes Monday and Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign the bill. Even Republicans...
May 9, 2013 - 6:27pm
Minnesota House votes to allow gay marriage
ST. PAUL - Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate an existing gay-marriage ban in state law. A Senate vote comes Monday and Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign the bill. Even Republicans...
May 9, 2013 - 3:17pm