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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sen. Matt Schmit
Legislation that would prohibit frac sand mining within a mile of a trout stream or spring in southeastern Minnesota would prevent at least 10 proposed frac sand mines in the region from being developed, show an MPR News analysis. (05/09/2013)
Rep. Joe Radinovich
Same-sex marriage is a big step closer to being legal in Minnesota, with Thursday's state House vote 75-59 in favor. But groups on both sides of the issue are already measuring the political fallout from the vote and what it will mean for next year's election. (05/09/2013)
University of Minnesota regents on Friday will discuss a 5-year, multimillion-dollar plan that lets the U and Fairview Health Services jointly manage the services they perform together. (05/09/2013)
A committee of faculty, students and staff is recommending Minnesota students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison pay out-of-state tuition.
Legislation has passed banning the section on employment applications asking job seekers to disclose whether they've been convicted of a crime. Hiring managers may still ask about criminal records during the screening process, but the new law is to prevent a record from being an automatic disqualifier. Supporters say people deserve a second chance. Skeptics say it will require costly changes to hiring procedures.
The Minnesota Vikings have struck a deal to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for two years. A 70-page document hashes out details of the agreement, including the cost of the Vikings' lease on the stadium to what players can drink on the sidelines. The team even makes peace between Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
Frac sand mining industry representatives met with Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday over legislative attempts to limit mining.
The challenges facing working people make eye-opening subjects for the films of British director Ken Loach and his screenwriter Paul Laverty. And that's unusual in the box-office driven world of modern movies.
A wet spring continues to soak the soil across much of the Midwest, causing the prolonged drought to slowly retreat westward, the weekly drought report released Thursday said.
Hear extended excerpts of many state representatives speaking for and against the same-sex marriage bill that passed the Minnesota House on May 9, 2013 by a vote of 75-59.
Minnesota has recorded three more flu-related deaths as the influenza season continues to wind down.
St. Paul police have confirmed the body pulled from the Mississippi River was that of Kira Trevino.
Saturday is opening day across the state for walleye fishing, and fishing license sales are down by about a third.
Minnesota may be about to become the 12th state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Six months after Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, the Minnesota House Thursday made an historic turn, voting to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
MPR's Kerri Miller has interviewed scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin at least four times, including a recent visit that led to a story she produced for KARE TV. And they'll talk again tonight at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, about Grandin's research into the autistic brain -- including her own.
The man accused of raping and kidnapping three women, who were missing for about a decade before being found alive at his home, was ordered held Thursday on $8 million bail.
An assailant stabbed an American man on Thursday while they were standing outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, security officials said.
Less than six months after a GOP-backed Minnesota constitutional amendment aimed at banning same-sex marriage failed at the polls, the new Democratic-led Legislature voted Thursday, May 9, 2013, to legalize it. As lawmakers debated and voted, thousands of supporters and opponents of the bill rallied in the Capitol's rotunda.
Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names.
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.
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.
Less than six months after a Republican-backed Minnesota constitutional amendment aimed at banning same-sex marriage failed at the polls, the new Democratic-led Legislature is set to vote on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Follow the historic debate and vote in the House on our live blog.
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.
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.
Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating a fatal semi-trailer crash just east of the state line on Interstate 94.
Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, streams like the Lester River in Duluth are roaring, full of chocolate-brown, frothy, churning spring runoff. It's that time of year when hikers are warned to stay away from the creeks -- and when kayakers like Chris Baer flock to them.
Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, streams like the Lester River in Duluth are roaring, full of chocolate-brown, frothy, churning spring runoff. It's that time of year when hikers are warned to stay away from the creeks -- and when kayakers like Chris Baer flock to them.
For many of those in the Minnesota House of Representatives, today's vote on legalized same-sex marriage carries significant political risk. In Aitkin last year, a solid majority of people voted for the constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage. Even so, the first-term representative from the area has indicated he will vote for legalizing same-sex marriage.
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.
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.

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