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Monday, May 13, 2013

A controversial proposed copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota reached a major milestone Monday. (05/13/2013)
Stadium builders have unveiled their vision for Minnesota's new NFL stadium: It's part fluoroplastic, part Viking sailing ship and an angular nod to other Minneapolis landmarks. (05/13/2013)
As the Minnesota Senate debated the same-sex marriage bill Monday, some of our reporters in greater Minnesota asked state residents what they thought of the legislation. (05/13/2013)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is pushing the Securities and Exchange Commission to overhaul the way it regulates the credit ratings industry.
Family and friends of the man who was shot and killed during an altercation with two Minneapolis police officers say they want answers about what happened.
A former foot solider for the terrorist group al-Shabab has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Minnesota Senate Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton, who plans to sign it into law in a ceremony Tuesday evening. The Senate's 37-30 vote came three days after the House also approved the legislation allowing same-sex couples to be legally married in the state.
From the Commonwealth Club's Climate One series, six experts discuss the best ways individuals can save energy and reduce their carbon footprint. The myths and realities of being a "green" consumer.
Organizations representing small business have been among the sharpest critics of the federal health care overhaul. But the opposition is not universal. Some small business owners in Minnesota hope they'll find new health insurance options thanks to the law and MNSURE, the new state new online insurance marketplace it created.
Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate or for governor of Minnesota.
Minneapolis Public Schools officials want to give schools more autonomy on budgets, hiring and schedules. The effort is aimed at improving the performance of Minneapolis students and closing the achievement gap between white students and students of color.
A Pennsylvania abortion doctor has been found guilty of killing three babies born alive, and acquitted in a fourth baby's death.
The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-minute appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.
The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on soybean seeds resistant to its weed-killer by growing the beans without buying new seeds from the corporation.
A two-year decline in foreclosures in Minnesota continued in the first three months of this year, according to a new report.
The Minnesota Senate on Monday joined the House in approving a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law Tuesday. Minnesota will be the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first Midwestern state to do so via legislative action.
Live video of the Minnesota Senate's debate over the same-sex marriage bill.
The largest study of its kind ever done in Minnesota shows chemicals from household products, prescription drugs and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes.
The name of a Cold Spring-Richmond police officer killed last fall will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The city of St. Paul wants to increase the number of people with disabilities who get jobs on city contracts and is seeking new ways to improve those efforts. Since 2006, the city has had a goal 10 percent of those jobs to go to people with disabilities, but hasn't come close to reaching it.
The driver of a truck carrying anhyrdous ammonia hit by a train last week has died. Eric Westin, of Pine City, was being treated at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Sheriff's officials say 70-year-old Paul Andreszcuk was killed when his tractor rolled on top of him in a ditch west of Mapleton.
The Senate version requires large utility companies to generate 1 percent of power from the sun by 2025. The House version requires 4 percent, in addition to the 25 percent renewable energy requirement passed in 2007.
Live coverage of the Minnesota Senate debate on same-sex marriage. The bill passed the Minnesota House of Representatives 75-59 on May 9, 2013. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will sign it if it passes the Senate.
The state Senate will debate and vote today on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. We're live-blogging the historic proceedings.
For the first time in modern history, the 2000 Census allowed us to check off more than one box for race. The last Census showed 9 million people, about 3 percent of the population, reporting more than one race. That's an increase of one-third from the decade before.
There had been complaints from some of those groups during the 2012 presidential campaign that their applications for tax-exempt status were being unfairly questioned.
Among those facing prison time is a man who recruited young Somali men from Minnesota to travel to the Horn of Africa to fight for the terrorist group al-Shabab.
The Republican chairman of the House oversight panel is asking a veteran diplomat and a former chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff for sworn testimony about their investigation into the deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
Police believe more than one gun was fired in the burst of Sunday afternoon violence -- the latest to flare up around a celebration this year -- and they have vowed to swiftly track down those responsible.
Minnesota Senate will vote today on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Many lawmakers are taking positions that conflict with the way the majority of their constituents voted last fall on the amendment to define marriage in the state Constitution. That could spell re-election trouble.
Same-sex couples who've been together for years will soon have the option of getting married if the Minnesota Senate, as expected, passes legislation today legalizing same-sex marriage and recognizing out-of-state marriages.
Forty percent of Minnesota's lakes and rivers are too polluted to fish or swim in. Minnesota's current approach to water cleanup is not working effectively, and a measure is expected to pass in the state Legislature to ensure better accountability.

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