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Minnesota GOP Leader Says Vote On Nuclear Ban Unlikely
The top Senate Republican says the Minnesota Legislature likely won't vote this year on a bill to lift a ban on new nuclear power plants. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch told reporters Thursday that the bill is "on pause" after passing both chambers in February.
Long-Awaited ‘Racino’ Bill Gets Minnesota House Look
The proposal to allow casino-style gambling at Minnesota horse-racing tracks is getting a look at a Capitol hearing. The proposal to authorize the so-called racinos has percolated at the Legislature for years but been thwarted by opposition from tribal casino interests and gambling opponents.
Dayton – Would Sign Vikings Bill Before Budget Done
Gov. Mark Dayton says he would sign legislation for a new Vikings stadium even if lawmakers blow a deadline to finish the budget. Dayton told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday that he would act if lawmakers complete a stadium bill, even if the budget is still undone.
Bill Expanding Gun Rights Keeps Moving In Minnesota
A proposal expanding the right to use deadly force in self-defense continues its advance through the Republican-controlled Legislature. The gun bill from GOP Rep. Tony Cornish goes before a House judiciary panel Wednesday after passing a public safety committee last week.
Minnesota Live Casino Complex Revealed
Developers have plans for a gambling and entertainment hub in downtown Minneapolis that they say could draw tourists from across the Upper Midwest. Alatus LLC will take its plans for the Las Vegas-style casino, restaurant and retail complex to the state Capitol Wednesday.
Bill For Slots At Horse Tracks Gets Capitol Look
The proposal to add casino-style gambling to at least two Minnesota horse-racing tracks gets its first committee hearing of the current legislative session. The Senate state government panel hears the so-called "racino" proposal in a hearing Wednesday evening.

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