Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for May 24, 2015.
Number 1: The special session just got more complicatedREAD MORE: Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Deals On Most Parts Of The Budget, But More Policing Changes Still Not Sorted
Earlier last week, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the $17 billion education bill. On Saturday, he then vetoed the agriculture-and-environment bill, as well as the jobs bill.
Those will be added to the special session agenda.
If there is no deal by July 1, there could be a government shutdown.
A statement from Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt said he was disappointed the governor is forcing the state into special session.
Number 2: Same-sex marriage in Ireland
Many residents in the country were celebrating Sunday morning after it became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by a popular vote.
More than 3 out of 5 voters approved the change to the nation’s constitution to allow same-sex marriage.
Analysts credit supporters for their use of social media to mobilize young voters.
Number 3: New mosque opens in the north metroREAD MORE: Minnesota's Dry Weather Leading To Hay Shortages On Farms, Concerns For Live Stock
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has a new place of worship.
Community members gathered Saturday to inaugurate the Mosque in Coon Rapids.
It’s the first one in Minnesota.
Congressman Keith Ellison delivered the key note address.
The mosque is expected to hold various community events.
Number 4: Beat the heat at Valleyfair
The Soak City water park has been expanded with six new slides.
For younger kids, Barefoot Beach has new features, including water shooters and smaller slides.
Active or retired military members receive free admission through Sunday.MORE NEWS: Metro Transit Looks To Hire 70 Bus Drivers As Commuters Return
Many of the public pools opened in Minneapolis and St. Paul are now open as well.