John Persell

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    MN United raising funds for pro-gay marriage legislators

    The organization that lobbied to legalize same-sex marriage in the Legislature is vowing to help raise money for 15 lawmakers who voted in favor of the bill. The Minnesotans United PAC announced plans to support 15 legislators -- dubbed the "Minnesota 15" -- on Thursday. The group only released th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Watch the most compelling speech from the House gay marriage vote

    On Thursday afternoon, the House voted 75-59 in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. The tally came after a three-hour floor session. The bill was expected to pass, and many legislators wanted to put their mark on the historic moment with a few words. SEE ALSO: When will ga ... More >>

  • Books

    September 27, 2000

    A Rice by Any Other Name

    The University of Minnesota's genetic research on wild rice goes against the grain