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.
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.
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.
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.
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.