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Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban Gets Senate Hearing

A bill to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution gets a hearing in a state Senate committee that's likely to draw heavy interest from both sides of the issue.

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Minnesota Senate Approves Photo ID For Voting

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill requiring all Minnesotans to present a photo ID in order to vote. The bill passed Thursday on a vote of 37-26. Republicans who sponsored the bill say it will boost confidence in state elections after two recent statewide recounts.

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Bill To Expand Gun Laws Passes House Committee

A bill that would expand the state's law on the use of deadly force in cases of self-defense has passed a House public safety committee on a 10-7 vote. It will now go on to the House judiciary committee.

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Tribe Considers Options If Gaming Expands In Minnesota

A lawyer for the tribe that runs Minnesota's most popular casino says it will consider serving alcohol if the Legislature expands gambling in the state.

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Gun Legislation Gets Committee Hearing In House

A bill that would change the state's laws on gun permits and the right to use deadly force in cases of self-defense is getting a hearing before a House public safety committee.

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School Ratings Gets A Hearing In St. Paul

Minnesota lawmakers will consider a proposal to grade Minnesota schools on their performance during an Education Finance Committee meeting. The main education bill now before the Legislature would create an A to F grading scale for schools and school districts, similar to reports cards given to schools in Florida.

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Republican Lawmakers Push For Vote On Gay Marriage

Republican state lawmakers are vowing to put a gay marriage ban before Minnesota voters next year. A group of legislators said Tuesday they will propose amending the state constitution.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Hope To Head Off Dome Demise

The iconic bubble-topped Metrodome could soon be without its main tenant and Minnesota lawmakers want a clear plan for how to preserve the Minneapolis building for other uses. As Minnesota lawmakers consider the Vikings request for a new stadium, some in the Legislature are seeking a task force to keep the Dome open for high school, collegiate and recreational sports.

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Former DFL Representative Larry Haws Talks About Photo I.D. Bill [AUDIO]

This issue of requiring a photo I.D. to vote is gaining momentum at the State Legislature. It was the topic of a lot of discussion on WJON this (Tuesday) morning on "Two Cent Tuesday". One of the callers was former DFL Representative Larry Haws of St. Cloud. He says he believes it will pass and become law. And he says he has his feet "firmly planted on both sides of the issue".

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Minnesota DNR Seeking Higher Fish, Game License Fees

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources have a message for Minnesota hunters and anglers: We need more money. They're stumping for higher license fees, a provision that's part of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.

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