Gay marriage, the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy and the rocky start of MNsure are among Minnesota's top news stories of 2013.
Two and a half months after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill making Minnesota the 12th state to legalize gay marriage, couples began exchanging vows on Aug. 1.
The clergy sexual abuse scandal was spurred by a former canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnesota who became a whistleblower. Archbishop John Nienstedt has stepped down from public ministry while police investigate an allegation that he improperly touched a boy during a group photo session - a claim Nienstedt denies.
And the deadline to sign up for health insurance through MNsure has been extended to Tuesday while officials continue working out the bugs.
Most Popular Today
CenturyLink Service Restored Monday Afternoon
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Fareway Foods Files Building Permit For Second Sioux Falls Location
- 3.Livestock, Agriculture
Bird Flu Found In 4 More NW Iowa Poultry Farms
- 4.Retail & Restaurants, Summit League Tournament
Summit League Tournament Has $11 Million Impact
- 5.Gas & Energy, Pipeline
SD PUC Delays Hearing On Keystone XL Pipeline Construction
Monday Morning Business Brief
- 7.Livestock, Agriculture
State Extends Emergency Declaration For Bird Flu Response
- 8.Your Money Matters
Backyard Chickens Could Be Threatened By Bird Flu
Monday Evening Business Brief