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Legislation to allow gay marriage in the state cleared its final hurdle Monday, May 13. With Gov. Mark Dayton expected to sign the bill as soon as tomorrow, Minnesota will become the 12th state in the country to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The bill now moves on to the state senate as Minnesota Democrats hope to make the state the 12th in the nation to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Mark Dayton has vocally supported the legislation.
Police & Fire
Also in this week's roundup: Remembering a Northfield teen, and an Apple Valley husband faces first-degree murder charges.
Smoke was seen pouring from the Koda Energy facility near County Highway 101 moments after witnesses heard a loud boom.
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Twin Cities. More than five inches of new snow could fall on Shakopee.
Minnesota's Congressional delegation has weighed in on the series of cuts that could hit the country March 1. The rollbacks would hit everything from education to senior care, the White House states.
Sports, Local Connections
Leading up to the Super Bowl, the 49ers and Ravens have Minnesota pro football fans split on the victor. Two former Vikings standouts, one on each squad, also complicate things.
Gov. Mark Dayton, in his first appearance since having back surgery late last year, will outline his proposed budget for the next two years.
With a $580 million prize on the line, Twin Cities residents are eyeing their tickets.
Nestle is recalling Nesquik Chocolate Powder from store shelves for potential Salmonella contamination.
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