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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 voted against it.

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Stadium Grips Minnesota Capitol, But Other Work Left

In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line. Lawmakers return Monday from a weekend respite with a showdown vote on the Minnesota Vikings stadium legislation looming.

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Dayton Praises Planned House, Senate Stadium Votes

Gov. Mark Dayton is praising the decision by Republican legislative leaders to allow a vote on the Vikings stadium proposal in the House and Senate. Dayton says Thursday it will allow Minnesotans to hold legislators accountable for what he calls a momentous decision.

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Senator: Vikings Stadium Out of Construction Bill

The Minnesota Senate's top Republican says a financing plan for a new Vikings stadium won't be part of a construction projects package.

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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 with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.

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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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Minnesota House Votes for New Teacher Layoff Rules

Despite opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota House has voted to let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom and look beyond seniority in job-protection decision.

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Vikings Stadium Momentum Leaves Critics Disarmed

Another state Senate committee has kept the Vikings stadium bill moving at Minnesota's Capitol. The Senate Jobs and Economic Development Committee moved the proposal forward Tuesday on a voice vote.

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Prospects brighten for Expanded Fireworks in Minnesota

The state House has moved a step closer to allowing Minnesotans greater access to legal fireworks. The House passed the fireworks bill Monday on a vote of 77-50.

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Minnesota Senate Oks Hunting and Fishing Fee Hikes

The Minnesota Senate has voted to raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses. The Senate has approved a game and fish bill 36-30 that includes the fee hikes.

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