(Northland's NewsCenter)---In Minnesota, the 2012 DFL State Convention is underway.
About 2,500 representatives from communities across Minnesota are attending the convention at the Mayo Clinic Center in Rochester.
They unanimously backed a decision by DFL Party Chair Ken Martin to vote against two amendments.
One would require Minnesotans to show identification before voting, and the other would define marriage as between a man and woman.
The convention also today endorsed U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar in her pursuit of a second term.
"If there ever was a time to give Washington an injection of our proud Minnesota spirit, this is the time," Sen. Klobuchar said. "If ever the North Star should shine brightly this is the time. We have the spirit of Minnesota. No one will out work us."
Throughout the weekend, members will elect state DFL officers and consider proposals for the DFL Constitution, Platform and Action Agenda.