Allan Spear

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Mark Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law

    Gov. Mark Dayton signed the gay marriage bill on the Capitol steps Tuesday evening, officially making Minnesota the 12th state to allow same-sex couples to wed. Thousands gathered on the Capitol lawn on this sweltering evening to witness the historic moment, many wearing orange t-shirts -- the colo ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    When will gay marriage be legal in Minnesota?

    After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Longtime state senator Allan Spear dies

    allanspear.jpg Allan Spear, one of the first openly gay state legislators in the country, died Saturday.

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Running Man

    Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    5th District: The Battleground That Wasn't

    In the crowded race to replace Sabo, Keith Ellison wins endorsement easily

  • News

    June 23, 2004


    How the Twin Cities Pride fest helped turn Minneapolis into the San Francisco of the wheat belt

  • Books

    May 23, 2001

    Rainbow Coalition

    In Minneapolis this year's election features a bumper crop of gay candidates

  • Books

    June 21, 2000

    Know Your Enemy

    The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask
    a crime

  • News

    June 9, 1999
  • Books

    April 7, 1999

    CODE Red

    For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.

  • Feature

    October 1, 1998

    Gay candidate stumps for state auditor

    Libertarian Party taps Bob Odden in crowded race

  • Feature

    July 1, 1998