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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Minnesota Senate Panel Considers Abortion Restrictions

A Senate panel is expected to vote on two proposals to restrict abortion in Minnesota. The Judiciary and Public Safety Committee's Tuesday agenda includes a ban on abortion starting about midway through pregnancies at 20 weeks of gestation.

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1st Round In Minnesota Redistricting Fight Arrives

Three weeks before lawmakers hope to leave St. Paul for the year, a select few are at work over political maps that would play a role in elections for years to come.

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Bill Could Assign Bodyguards To More Minnesota Leaders

More Minnesota leaders could be in line for special security protection under a bipartisan bill coming up on its first legislative hearing. The bill would direct state public safety officials to provide temporary security to Minnesota Supreme Court justices, legislators or statewide officeholders if credible threats arise.

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Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban Gets Senate Hearing

A bill to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution gets a hearing in a state Senate committee that's likely to draw heavy interest from both sides of the issue.

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Minnesota Senate Approves Photo ID For Voting

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill requiring all Minnesotans to present a photo ID in order to vote. The bill passed Thursday on a vote of 37-26. Republicans who sponsored the bill say it will boost confidence in state elections after two recent statewide recounts.

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Bill To Expand Gun Laws Passes House Committee

A bill that would expand the state's law on the use of deadly force in cases of self-defense has passed a House public safety committee on a 10-7 vote. It will now go on to the House judiciary committee.

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