As the Minnesota Legislature heads into its final days, important decisions are about to be made, including historic votes on same-sex marriage. You’ll want to know what’s happening — as it happens — no matter where you are. And The UpTake has the solution for you: Our live video coverage of the legislature is now available on your mobile smart phone. Our Minnesota Senate channel and our Minnesota House channel are now being encoded so that most mobile phones can see them.
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