After placing second in the 2012 state tournament, the Richfield girls basketball team earned another trip to state in 2013.
Unfortunately, the team was unable to make it to the finals this year, placing third overall in Class AAA.
- GALLERY: Richfield Girls Basketball Team Takes 3rd at State
- PHOTOS: Richfield Defeats Hill-Murray to Advance to State Girls Basketball Semifinals
- Richfield to Open State Tournament Against Hill-Murray
State Legislature Passes Gay Marriage Bill
After a 2012 constitutional amendment that would've banned gay marriage was defeated, the Minnesota State Legislature reversed state law to legalized same-sex marriage in the state.
Richfield Sens. Patricia Torres Ray and Melissa Halvorson Wiklund, along with Reps. Linda Slocum and Jean Wagenius all voted in favor of the bill.
The bill went into effect on Aug. 1, 2013.
- Richfield Senators Vote 'Yes' on Same-Sex Marriage Bill
- Gov. Dayton Names Aug. 1 "Freedom to Marry Day"
- Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Richfield, Minnesota
- Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Launch Minnesota Ad Campaign
- UPDATED: Slocum Votes 'Yes' on Same-Sex Marriage Bill
All three incumbent school board members were not re-elected to new terms on Election Day 2013.
Sandy Belkengren, David Lamberger and John Easterwood will soon be replaced by Christine Maleck, Tim Pollis and Peter Toensing.
- Richfield Technology Levy Passes With an Increase
- Outgoing School Board Member Sandy Belkengren Thanks Community for 12 Years of Support
- All Richfield School Board Incumbents Lose Re-Election Bids
Also, check out these other 2013 recaps:
And here are more stories from 2013:
- Firehouse Subs Now Open in Richfield
- Taco Bell Now Open in Richfield
- Missing 11-Year-Old Edina Girl Found at Richfield Best Buy
- Fairview Southdale Breaks Ground on $42M Emergency Center
- El Tejaban Announces New Concept Restaurant
- Flashback: Nicollet Avenue Dairy Queen in the 1960s
- Schulze Back at Best Buy as 'Chairman Emeritus'
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