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Bare majority of Minnesotans favor medical marijuana law

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- As Minnesota lawmakers draft legislation that would legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana, a poll indicates a slim majority favor such a move.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has hip tendon repair surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's hip tendon repair surgery at the Mayo Clinic Monday "went great," an aide said.
Eastern U.S. to get very brief break from icebox weather this weekend

Eastern U.S. to get very brief break from icebox weather this weekend

BOSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The East Coast and Midwest, where at least 16 deaths have been blamed on a winter storm, are in for another blast of frigid conditions, forecasters said.
At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A monster weather system across the mid-Atlantic and New England is being blamed for at least two deaths and widespread travel disruption, authorities said.

No happy ending for brother of soon-to-be-pardoned turkey

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association said the brother of the turkey scheduled for a Thanksgiving pardon will not share his sibling's fate.

Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., dies of cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Rod Grams, a TV news anchor who ran for office and represented Minnesota in the U.S. House and Senate has died of cancer at his home, a friend said. He was 65.

Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., enters home hospice care

CROWN, Minn., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., battling cancer, has entered hospice care at his home in Crown, Minn., a family spokesman said.

Minnesota ushers in same-sex marriage law

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Gay and lesbian couples ushered in Minnesota's same-sex marriage law Thursday waiting in line to wed.

Douglas Dayton, first president of Target, dies at 88

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 7 (UPI) -- Douglas Dayton, the first president of the discount retailing chain Target Corp., passed away in Minnesota after struggling with cancer, his family said.
Politics 2014: Of PACs, political candidates, pot and phones

Politics 2014: Of PACs, political candidates, pot and phones

Senator ahead of the pack in endorsing PAC supporting the so-far non-candidate Hillary Clinton ... Parties see candidates file to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. ... Granite State may soon be 19th state legalizing medical marijuana ... Groups ask FCC to ban same-day distribution of Lifeline phones to reduce fraud ... news and views you may have missed...
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Minnesota latest state to recognize same-sex marriage

The Issue: Minnesota latest state to recognize same-sex marriage

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes means that now a dozen states -- a fifth of the country -- recognize same-sex marriage.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs same-sex marriage bill into law

Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs same-sex marriage bill into law

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Tuesday a measure letting gay couples marry, making Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to permit same-sex marriage.

Minnesota Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Senate Monday voted 37-30 to pass a same-sex marriage bill, putting Minnesota on the path to become the 12th state to recognize gay marriage.

Minnesota House passes same-sex marriage bill; Senate passage expected

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 10 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Senate is the next stop for a same-sex marriage bill, putting Minnesota on the path to become the 12th state to recognize gay marriage.

Minnesota governor to have back surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was admitted to the Mayo Clinic Thursday for back surgery to deal with a painful condition called stenosis, officials said.
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