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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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UPDATE: Dayton Looking to Next Year After Stadium Setback

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is already looking ahead to next year on a new Vikings stadium after his preferred proposal hit a critical setback in the Legislature.

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Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama  Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)
Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)
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Zeal for Early Fishing Opener Fades

The appetite to let Minnesota's anglers hit the lakes a week earlier for the annual walleye opener seems to be fading at the state Capitol. Minnesota senators involved in outdoors issues gave it the thumbs-down Monday.

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Bill Would Make Foster Homes Smoke Free

Smoking would be banned in all foster homes in Minnesota under proposed legislation. St. Louis, Lake and Beltrami are among counties that already require foster homes to be smoke free.

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Vikings Stadium Bill Presses on in Minnesota House

The Minnesota Vikings stadium plan is still in play. The House Rules Committee on Thursday granted the bill special clearance to keep moving through the committee process, a necessary step because the financing proposal missed normal deadlines.

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Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama  Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)
Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)
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State Legislature Mulls Mom-Friendly Fish Opener

There's a move brewing in the Legislature to make this year's Minnesota fishing opener more mom-friendly. The state House has approved a game and fish bill with a provision to shift this year's game-fishing season up a week to May 5.

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House Gives Voter ID Amendment Final Approval

The Minnesota House has given its final approval to a constitutional amendment on November's ballot that will have Minnesotans decide if a government-issued photo ID should be required to vote.

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‘Jacob’s Law’ Headed to Governor’s Desk

"Jacob's Law" now awaits Governor Mark Dayton's signature to become law. It requires both parents to be told if their child was possibly sexually abused outside their home.

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