Photos: National Day of Prayer and Day of Reason at the Capitol
May 2, 2013 — 5:53pm
Karin Miller with the group Freedom to Dance, danced to the Resurrection Chant in front of the Capitol, a dance celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
Gary Borgendale, left, put his hand on Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and asked the crowd to pray for him and the state government. Ritchie read a proclaimation from the governor making today a National Day of Prayer.
Members of the Minnesota State Senate, David Hann, Dan Hall, Roger Chamberlain, Michelle Benson Paul Gazelka and wife Maralee Gazelka, bowed their heads in prayer in front of the Capitol during the National Day of Prayer.
Minnesota Atheists held their Day of Reason inside the Capitol Rotunda at the same time The National Day of Prayer was being held outside the Capitol. The atheists called for a separation between church and state and keeping religious beliefs out of law.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.
Chelsea Clinton made her first campaign stop in Minnesota Wednesday, visiting House DFL Leader Paul Thissen's south Minneapolis home with Gov. Mark Dayton to build support for her mother's presidential bid ahead of the March 1 caucuses.