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Senate, House committees pass bill to legalize gay marriage

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill on a 5-3 party-line vote after nearly three hours of discussion on Tuesday. The hearings attracted families, couples, religious leaders, children and business executives from around the state to testify for or against the bill. The bill is now ready for a likely late-session vote on the floor of the upper chamber.

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Clark Johnson wins DFL special primary in House District 19A

Clark Johnson, a professor at Minnesota State University in Mankato, won the House District 19A primary race with about 66 percent of the vote, or 241 total votes. Farmer Karl Johnson came in second place with 26 percent of the vote, while St. Peter Mayor Tim Strand and educator Robin Courrier each garnered about 5 percent of the vote or less.

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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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