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Minnesota Gay Marriage Bill Unveiled at Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers have launched a push to allow gay marriage in the state beginning this summer. Sponsors of the gay marriage bill aim to repeal Minnesota's 1997 law that prohibited marriage between couples of the same sex.

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St. Cloud Business Leaders Heading to St. Paul to Meet with Governor, Lawmakers [AUDIO]

Business leaders from around St. Cloud are heading to the State Capitol tomorrow (Wednesday). The 7th Annual "St. Cloud Area Evening at the Capitol" is being organized by the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Minnesota Bill Would Steer Kids from Subpar Teachers

New legislation would demand that Minnesota school administrators avoid putting children in classrooms led by teachers deemed unsatisfactory if they had one the previous year. The bill introduced Monday by three Democratic state senators and one Republican is the latest attempt to make teacher effectiveness a bigger part of school decisions.

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Senators to Talk Sunday Liquor Store Sales

Minnesota senators are returning to a familiar topic: whether to permit Sunday liquor store sales. The Senate Commerce Committee was expected Monday to discuss the measure, but wasn't planning to take a vote.

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Mayor Kleis Testifies in Support of Cameras at Stop Lights [AUDIO]

A bill permitting Minnesota cities to post cameras at intersections to catch red-light runners has been set aside just as a House committee appeared ready to defeat it. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Police Chief Blair Anderson testified to the committee in favor of the cameras.

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Round 2 of Gun Debate on Tap at Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota state senators are diving into the debate over gun control measures at the Capitol. The Senate Judiciary Committee convenes Thursday and Friday to review a handful of bills related to gun rights.

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Minnesota GOP Senator is Likely Gay Marriage Backer

A Republican state senator who supports legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota says he hopes to convince GOP colleagues to join him in abandoning the party's traditional stand on the issue.

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Special Cause License Plates Vex Minnesota Lawmakers

Protect the environment. Support the troops. Show some college pride. Special Minnesota license plates that act as state-sanctioned billboards and fundraising tools for pet causes are causing angst among some lawmakers, who are worried about where to draw the line. Another handful of special plate requests are before the Legislature this year.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Revisit Teacher Test Requirement

Some Minnesota lawmakers want to repeal a state law passed last year that requires all Minnesota teachers pass a reading, writing and math test to get a teaching license.

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Dayton Signs Law Broadening Medicaid in Minnesota

Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing the expansion that affects more than 35,000 people.

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