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Dayton signs historic bill to legalize same-sex marriage

The ceremony marked a dramatic shift in Minnesota, where two years ago lawmakers voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to ban gay marriages. Six months ago, voters rejected that amendment by a more than 5 point margin. Come August 1, same-sex couples in the state will be able to apply for wedding licenses and couples married in other states will have their union recognized in Minnesota.

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Mondale, Carlson will lead anti-voter ID campaign

Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Gov. Arne Carlson will lead the effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. They'll be joined by former congressman Tim Penny and veteran civil rights activist Josie Johnson as co-chairs of Our Vote Our Future.

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On eve of deal, biz pressures were mounting

The apparent budget deal struck late Thursday afternoon — described by Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders as the “framework” for a global agreement — brought a collective sigh of relief from businesses across most sectors of Minnesota’s economy, which were bracing for a significant and mounting disruption.

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