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Koenen says no vote on gay marriage reflects district's wishes


ST. PAUL - Sen. Lyle Koenen said his vote Monday against the gay marriage bill reflects the wishes of a majority of people in his west central Minnesota district as well as his personal views.

Koenen, of Clara City, was one of three DFL senators who voted against the bill allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Koenen represents District 17, which includes Willmar.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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