MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wide-ranging sentences handed down in the yearslong federal investigation into recruiting and financing for the terrorist group al-Shabab have kindled a mix of outrage, confusion and relief among members of Minnesota's large Somali community.
Nearly a week after Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, opponents are strategizing what can be done to challenge the law before Aug 1. Their answer so far seems unanimous: Not much.
The Minnesota House on Friday rejected an $800 million bonding bill that included $109 million for restoration of the state Capitol.
The bill also included borrowing $103 million for renovation projects at the University of Minnesota and $109 million for projects in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
The House voted 76-56 to approve the measure, but needed a super-majority of 81 votes to pass. Three Republicans joined DFLers to vote for it, although Rep. Alice Hausman, D-St.…
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