After some epic political battles, same-sex couples will be able to marry legally in Minnesota starting at midnight tonight. “For some, it’s the culmination of years of waiting or fighting for marriage equality. For others, it’s a milestone they thought would never arrive,” writes MPR News reporter Jon Collins. “Minnesota became the 12th state to Read more

A disease known as citrus greening has devastated the orange crop in Florida. Thousands of trees with the disease have been cut down and pesticides have been sprayed to kill the bug that carries the disease. “But the contagion could not be contained,” writes New York Times reporter Amy Harmon. “Oranges are not the only Read more

Law enforcement officials and Governor Mark Dayton have expressed opposition to relaxing Minnesota’s marijuana laws, but “a bipartisan group of state lawmakers aims to pass a law next year that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with debilitating ailments,” writes MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire. “State Rep. Carly Melin, the bill’s chief sponsor Read more

“Black bear researcher Lynn Rogers has filed suit against the DNR. He’s asking a judge in Ramsey County District Court to issue a temporary restraining order to keep the agency from forcing him to remove collars on about a dozen bears he’s researching,” writes MPR News reporter Stephanie Hemphill. The DNR has repeatedly told Rogers Read more

“In a major ruling on press freedoms, a divided federal appeals court on Friday ruled that James Risen, an author and a reporter for The New York Times, must testify in the criminal trial of a former Central Intelligence Agency official charged with providing him with classified information,” reports the New York Times. In a Read more

Photo by NVJ via Flickr An immigration audit of a child care operator in the Twin Cities has sparked a local debate on the nation’s immigration policies, writes MPR News reporter Sasha Aslanian. Jardin Magico, a Spanish immersion daycare and pre-school that operates two locations in Minneapolis and one in Edina, lost a number of Read more