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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.
The Neighborhood Files, Awareness
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Southwest Minneapolis and the surrounding area.
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.
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.
Sports, Local Connections
Leading up to the Super Bowl, the 49ers and Ravens have Minnesota pro football fans split on the victor. Two former Vikings standouts, one on each squad, also complicate things.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton, in his first appearance since having back surgery late last year, will outline his proposed budget for the next two years.
Government, Police & Fire, Schools, Volunteers in the News, Business
This week's headlines from around the West Metro also include a salute to a lost boy, transportation issues and SuperValu's biggest sale. And, free beer!
Government, Police & Fire, Business, Arts
This week’s edition also includes more parking in Maple Grove, signs of the Times from a Minnetonka grad and even more on light rail.
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