August 19, 2013
Duluth News Tribune
Minneapolis police chief marries longtime partner
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has married her longtime partner on and off the force.
The Star Tribune reports that Harteau and Sgt. Holly Keegel got married Friday after waiting a couple of weeks to take advantage of the Aug. 1 law that gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Minnesota. They’ve been together for 25 years.
A 1982 Duluth Denfeld graduate, Harteau was sworn in as the Minneapolis chief on Dec. 4, after earning a bachelor’s degree in police science, a master’s degree in public safety administration and working her way up the ranks of the Minneapolis Police Department to her previous position as assistant chief, second in command.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated at the private ceremony Friday at Prohibition, a bar atop the W Hotel in the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis.