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We asked the candidates vying for the open Ward I seat on the St. Peter City Council five questions. Two candidates, Brett Christensen and Thomas Geisler, did not respond to our request. Here are responses from the other three candidates. Incumbents are indicated with an .

OWATONNA — Minnesota First District Congressman Tim Walz stood Tuesday with the parents of an openly gay soldier who died in Afghanistan and said he’s opposed to a proposed Minnesota constitution amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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One of the big issues facing Minnesota voters on November 6 is whether or not they want to amend the state’s Constitution and define marriage specifically as being between one man and one woman.

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Mike Dudley easily beat his Republican challenger Gene Thomas Kornder, of Belle Plaine, in Tuesday's Minnesota Senate District 20 primary.With 100 percent of the vote counted, Dudley had 87 percent to Kornder's 13 percent."It feels good," said Dudley, who lives in New Prague, but was raised …