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A look back at the 2013 legislative session

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Our panel of political reporters will assess a 2013 legislative session that saw the passage of a same-sex marriage bill and major tax increases. Republican lawmakers say the DFL overreached, but Gov. Mark Dayton says the session reflects what voters have been asking for.


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Steve Perry: In the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis and William Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich


What Minneapolis and St. Paul won at the Legislature
Minneapolis and St. Paul get more than a quarter of the $80 million in new money the state is pumping into city budgets around the state next year. That means...
• $11.9 million more for Minneapolis next year
• $10.1 million more for St. Paul next year
(MPR News)

A profile of the man who led Minnesotans United for All Families
Even standing at a podium in the Capitol rotunda, Carlbom would rather turn the spotlight on the 27,000 Minnesotans who got involved in the campaign to defeat the marriage amendment, and then wanted to push for same-sex marriage. "Minnesota, you did it!" he shouted. (MPR News)

Minnesota Capitol scorecard — what did lawmakers do and leave undone in the 2013 session?
A wrapup of all the issues, from medical marijuana to the health exchange, tackled by legislators. (Star Tribune)