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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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Vikings Bill Moves in Senate, House Push Next

The Minnesota Senate's Rules Committee has kept the Vikings stadium bill moving and it could be up for a vote by the full Senate before the week is out. The Rules Committee voted Monday to bypass normal Senate rules and keep the stadium bill alive past standard committee deadlines.

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Dayton to Sign Bill Easing Beer Sales at TCF Bank

Cheers! A bill to ease beer sales at the University of Minnesota's football stadium is on the cusp of becoming law. A spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to sign the bill.

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TCF Stadium May Soon See Beer Sales

A measure that could satisfy some fans' thirst for beer at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium is halfway to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate voted 55-3 for a liquor law change Friday. The House is likely to vote soon on the liquor bill.

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