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FARGO - The chairman of the last attempt to get marijuana legalized for medical use in North Dakota says he can't get fired up about leading another effort anytime soon, even as the debate promises to light up the Minnesota Legislature in February. Steve Zaiser, a Democratic state representative for Fargo's District 21, said the 2012 attempt, which was ended by a petition-signature fraud scandal, left him burned out. "I have no intent on doing that," Zaiser said.
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Indiana lawmakers on Wednesday took a step closer toward putting a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage before voters in November, potentially bucking a U.S. trend of states, courts and voters making gay nuptials legal. The state House elections committee voted 9-3 along party lines to advance the proposed amendment and a companion bill to a vote of the full House.
BOYS HOCKEY Late Tuesday RED LAKE FALLS 7, BAGLEY-FOSSTON 0 First period -- 1. RLF, Tristan Knott 2:31 Second period -- 2. RLF, Knott 3:21; 3. RLF, Ryan Amiot (Matt Eskeli) 11:45; 4. RLF, Knott 12:47 Third period -- 5. RLF, Knott (Amiot, Eskeli) 2:40; 6. RLF, Zack Landman 3:25; 7. RLF, Eskeli (Landman) 13:40 Goalie saves -- RLF: Wyatt Casavan 5; B-F: Andrew Gebhardt 54 Minn. polls Class A 1. Hermantown; 2. EGF Senior High; 3. Warroad; 4. Duluth Marshall; 5. Breck; 6. Totino-Grace; 7. New Prague; 8. Mankato West; 9. Thief River Falls; 10. Mahtomedi; 11. St. Cloud Cathedral; 12. St.
ST. PAUL -- Authorization for a new Senate office building fit with the general purpose of the tax bill into which it was inserted last spring, and in any case former state Rep.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Late Tuesday HILLSBORO-CENT. VALLEY 46, LARIMORE 40 Larimore 10 11 9 10 --40 Hillsboro-CV 16 10 8 12 --46 Hillsboro-Central Valley -- Rachel Dryburgh 8, Payton Kritzberger 4, Kennedy Henningsgard 13, Kylie Pastian 6, Tedi Perkins 5, Rachel Murphy 10 Larimore -- Brittany Georgeson 1, Kayla Schneider 11, Meredith Mutch 13, Katie Berge 10, Maddi Johnson 2, Faith Kadelbach 3 N.D. Class A 1. Bismarck Century (10) 10-0, 50; 2. West Fargo 9-0, 36; 3. Bismarck 8-1, 33; 4. Fargo Shanley 7-2, 19; 5. Fargo Davies 8-2, 11 Others receiving votes: Valley City
BOYS BASKETBALL Late Tuesday GRAFTON 64, DRAYTON/VALLEY-EDIN.
ST. PAUL -- Long lines at U.S. polling places could be shortened if state and local governments take actions such as allowing early voting and online voter registration, a presidential commission said Wednesday. Good ideas, Deputy Minnesota Secretary of State Beth Fraser said, adding that Minnesota already is making progress in key areas. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie implemented online voter registration last year, although Republican legislators, and some Democrats, say he should have received their approval before it launched.
FARGO -- North Dakota has made impressive gains in climbing up the ladder of millionaires per capita. A new report shows North Dakota jumped 14 slots - the biggest rise of any state - in the rankings for 2013 by Phoenix Marketing International. The Flickertail State ranked 29th, a bit below the middle of the pack, in the ratio of millionaires to total households.
The company behind a chemical spill that left about 300,000 people in West Virginia without tap water failed to disclose a second chemical in the leak, state officials said on Wednesday. The company, Freedom Industries, had previously said that only one chemical, crude MCHM, had spilled from one of its storage tanks into the Elk River at Charleston on January 9. Freedom Industries told the state Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday that a second chemical, PPH, was in the above-ground tank despite an order immediately after the spill to disclose what was in it, the department sai