At noon, the Minnesota Senate is planning to take up the measure to legalize marriage between gay couples, following the House's 75-59 vote on Thursday.
Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis, upon the House passage of the same-sex marriage bill
If the Senate passes it, as expected, that would send the bill to Gov. Mark Dayton. He is likely to sign it into law on Tuesday paving the way for gay marriage legalization starting on Aug. 1, 2013.
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Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.