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Same-Sex Couple Settle Wedding Venue Dispute

The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.

Minn. State Rep. Turns Back Challenge Over Gay Marriage

State Rep. Jenifer Loon, the second-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House, has survived a primary challenge brought on by her vote in favor of gay marriage.

Minn. No. 2 House Republican on Ropes Over Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 4
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - As second-in-command for Minnesota House Republicans, Rep. Jenifer Loon made a big gamble when she broke with her party's prevailing view on gay marriage.

Minnesota Gay Marriage Law Reaches Anniversary

It's been a year since Minnesota's gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry.

Anti-Gay Archbishop Investigated for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

RELIGION | By Amy Forliti | Jul 2
Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is investigating him after allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced several months ago.

Gay North Dakotans Find Marriage Oasis in Minnesota

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Minnesota for more than 10 months, and many North Dakotans are taking advantage of the law change in their neighboring state.

Minnesota Bans Anti-Bacterial Chemical From Soaps

HEALTH | By Steve Karnowski | May 21
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products.

Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 9
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

Minn. Republicans Decline to Endorse Pro-Gay Marriage Rep.

Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

Lawmakers Eye Higher Bar To Constitutional Changes

Minnesota lawmakers who saw colleagues put several hot-button political issues on the statewide ballot in 2012 are now mulling proposals that would make it harder to do that again.

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