State Legislature

Senate Gives Vikings Stadium 2nd Big Victory
The Minnesota Senate has approved a plan to build a $975 million stadium for the Vikings, another big step toward the new facility it's chased for more than a decade. The Senate vote Tuesday came a day after the House approved its own stadium bill.
Lawmakers Tell Vikings No-Go on Soccer Deal
Minnesota lawmakers are denying owners of football's Vikings exclusive rights to recruit a professional soccer club as part of a stadium deal. The state Senate voted 47-20 on Tuesday to strip out a clause giving the Vikings five years to establish a major league soccer franchise before anyone …
UPDATE: House Passes Vikings Bill, Moves to Senate
The Minnesota House passed the Vikings stadium bill on Monday night by a vote of 73-58. St. Cloud area lawmakers DFLer Larry Hosch of St. Joseph, and Republicans Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud and Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell all voted in favor of the bill. Republican King Banaian of St. Cloud vote…
Mood Acrimonious as Vikings Stadium Talks Continue
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to meet with GOP legislative leaders a day after they proposed a new approach to financing a Vikings stadium. The Democratic governor called the proposal "a hare-brained scheme" and "extremely, extremely disappointing" and says he'll meet wi…
Horse Race Gambling Deal Clears Minnesota House
Minnesota legislators have sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill permitting more poker tables and higher betting limits at horse racing tracks and giving tribal casinos access to racing simulcasts. The bill cleared the House by a 97-34 vote on Monday, following lopsided approval by the Senate days earlier.

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