Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings punter and former Chief of Staff for Rep. Michele Bachmann exchanged barbs over the marriage amendment last night on Twitter.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann chief of staff and Bachmann for President Campaign Chair Andy Parrish decided to take the "Chris Kluwe Challenge" and engage the Minnesota Vikings' punter on a virtual discussion about the so-called Gay Marriage amdenment issue. The back-and-forth began after Twitter user @joshuajhovey tweeted some foul language at Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage, an organization that supports the passage of the Marriage Amendment Act. The act would amend the state's constitution to read that marriage is between one man and one woman. After the foul tweet, Parrish called on Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to respond. Kluwe has been an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Vikings punter invited at least 10 prominent Republicans to take part in a debate, though none took him up on the offer.
Opponent or not, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Minnesota's proposed constitutional marriage amendment. Kluwe, a vocal advocate for gay marriage who has recently been speaking out against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, reportedly sent out letters to 10 prominent Minnesota Republicans asking them to take part in a public debate over the proposed amendment. The Vikings punter has made it clear he plans to take part in the debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Brave New Workshop. Twin Cities radio personality Tom Barnard has signed on to act as moderator for the debate. On Thursday afternoon, Kluwe took to Twitter to provide an update on whether he'd found an opponent. "As of now the empty chair is still my leading…