Same-sex marriage; North Shore kayaking; Child Victims Act; flood-fix money
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Same-sex marriage comes to House vote: Live blog After a GOP-backed state constitutional amendment aimed at banning same-sex marriage failed at the polls, the new DFL-led Legislature is set to vote on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Radinovich's stand on marriage could cost him job, voters say In Aitkin last year, a majority of people voted for the constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage. But the first-term representative from the area may go against that sentiment.
With spring comes world-class kayaking at North Shore The Lester River in Duluth is roaring, full of chocolate-brown, frothy, churning spring runoff. Hiker are staying away, but kayakers are out in droves.
Photos: North Shore thaw brings world-class kayaking Along with the report on North Shore kayaking, above, reporter Dan Kraker put his camera to good use on the Lester River. We've assembled his work into a photo gallery.
Child Victims Act wins unanimous state Senate approval Minnesota victims of child sex abuse may soon have more time to sue their abusers, now that the Minnesota Senate followed previous House action to pass the Child Victims Act.
Minn. Senate passes minimum wage increase A minimum wage increase is another step closer to being passed, but the hourly rate has not been decided on yet by legislators.
Growth continues at Mayo Clinic's three campuses Two of the most logical places where the Mayo Clinic might expand would be Florida and Arizona, where existing campuses are growing steadily.
U.S. Senate expected to approve permanent flood fix for Fargo-Moorhead The U.S. Senate is expected to pass a bill early next week that would green light water projects across the country, including a massive flood control system in the Fargo-Moorhead region.
Map: The planned Fargo-Moorhead Red River diversion channel Public officials in North Dakota and Minnesota say a combination of levees, floodwalls, and a diversion channel is the only way to protect Fargo-Moorhead from a 500-year flood. Both cities have constructed levees and floodwalls, but the estimated $1.8 billion diversion project needs Congressional approval. When approved and funded, construction would take about 10 years. Below is a proposed route of the diversion.
Q&A: Bringing focus to children's mental health The issue of mental health is often brought up after a crisis, and even in the gun debate at the Capitol. But discussion of mental health in children is less focused on.
Health treatment pricing info now online Actual pricing data for the cost for health treatment charged by hospitals is now available online.
High hospital bills go public, but will it help? For the first time, the government is publicly revealing how much hospitals charge, and the differences are astounding: Some bill tens of thousands of dollars more than others for the same treatment, even within the same city.
Met Council approves light rail for Bottineau transitway The Met Council Thursday officially amended its Transportation Policy Plan to include light rail for the planned Bottineau transitway.
Semi-trailer crash on I-94 kills driver Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating a fatal semi-trailer crash just east of the state line on Interstate 94.
Jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low. Layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels, a trend that could lead to more hiring.
NDSU sheep-killing dogs' owner fined $1,000 The owner of two dogs that attacked a herd of research sheep in a North Dakota State University barn has pleaded guilty in Fargo municipal court to having dogs at large.
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