The task of finding a way to build a Vikings stadium falls to six legislative negotiators after the House and Senate passed different plans. The Minnesota Senate approved the bill 38-28 late Tuesday after about 11 hours of debate. Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, voted for it.
Supporters of building a $975 million Minneapolis stadium said on Tuesday that hope, as slim as it is, remains eternal after a late Monday committee vote rejected a stadium plan. A similar Senate bill has been stalled for weeks.
Representatives voted 72-62 along party lines at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday, after more than eight hours of debate, to amend the state Constitution to require a voter photo ID. Reps. John Kriesel of Cottage Grove and Denny McNamara of Hastings backed the measure.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering launching a long-term fight against invasive species such as Asian carp while at the same time trying to stop fish and other species already in the state.
A 64-year-old man who confessed to sexually molesting 29 youths is scheduled to become the first person to leave a state hospital sex offender treatment program, prompting the Minnesota House Monday to vote 127-1 to change state law so the public is notified near the halfway house where he is going.
Gov. Mark Dayton took a kinder, gentler approach in his Wednesday night State of the State speech, but his message still was the same as in recent public comments when he harshly criticized Republicans.
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