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.
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.
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.
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 Gov. Mark Dayton was admitted to the Mayo Clinic Thursday for back surgery to deal with a painful condition called stenosis, officials said.
While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
U.S. House Democrats Tuesday ratcheted up the pressure on the looming "fiscal cliff," filing a petition to force a vote on a Senate tax bill.
The Cato Institute, a public policy research group, presented its biennial fiscal report card on state governors, and praised those who cut spending and taxes.
UPI Almanac for Friday, July 20, 2012.
Flooding caused by 10 inches of rain destroyed streets and buildings in Duluth, Minn., forcing many residents to evacuate, officials said Thursday.
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