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Legislation to allow gay marriage in the state cleared its final hurdle Monday, May 13. With Gov. Mark Dayton expected to sign the bill as soon as tomorrow, Minnesota will become the 12th state in the country to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The bill now moves on to the state senate as Minnesota Democrats hope to make the state the 12th in the nation to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Mark Dayton has vocally supported the legislation.
Government, Police & Fire
The suspect had approximately 8,000 images on computers seized by federal officials, a report from the U.S. Attorney's Office states.
The Neighborhood Files, Awareness
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has upgraded the winter storm watch to a warning for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, including Hennepin County. Between 6 and 12 inches could fall Monday and Tuesday.
LiveLeak, a video outlet for stories around the globe, has a clip of a Syrian sniper donning, of all things, a Cooper Hawks sweatshirt.
Police & Fire, Schools, Business, Sports, Awareness
Also in this week's wrap-up: A beloved principal gets rewarded, Menards makes a grand entrance and Edina pets have a new haven.
The winter weather watch has been downgraded to an advisory.
Government, Police & Fire, Business, Arts, Graduation, Local Connections, Breast Cancer Awareness, Going Green
Also appearing in this week's West Metro news roundup: Anne of Green Gables and some really rich SuperValu folks. And the USPS says farewell to Saturdays.
Government, Police & Fire, Schools, Business, Sports, Obituaries, Awareness
The Maple Grove hockey team stayed in the news this week. Other looks around the metro include a pot bust in Otsego, a Vikings surprise, and Richfield mourns a baby lost too soon.
Police & Fire
For the second time in a week a standoff shut down a neighborhood in the northwestern suburbs.
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