An innocent Texas man was convicted of rape and robbery and served 30 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. The state paid him $2.4 million in compensation plus annuities of $13,000 per month.
The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton two bills that put new state limits on abortion, but the Democratic governor supports abortion rights and is likely to veto them.
The Minnesota House has passed a new restriction on abortion that would ban the procedure shortly after the midway point in a pregnancy.