The Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill advanced through the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on a divided voice vote Monday night. The bill, revamped slightly, includes expanded gambling via electronic pull tabs and bingo at bars and restaurants, along with sports-themed betting "tip boards."
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
Vikings stadium bill faces tough test in third committee hearing
The 15-member House Government Operations and Elections Committee has scheduled a hearing for the $975 million stadium proposal Monday evening. The Vikings bill has already cleared the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee and the House Rules Committee. It has yet to be okayed in any Senate committees.
Report: Vikings stadium bill reached
A.J. Mansour of KFAN reports the Vikings, the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis are reportedly close to a deal on a Vikings stadium bill. An agreement is expected to be announced during a press conference at 9:00 a.m. The new stadium site would be located near the Metrodome. The Vikings would be able to play the next two to three seasons at the Dome.
Vikings stadium proposal clears its first Senate committee
Just hours after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with state leaders about the importance of passing a stadium bill before the legislative session ends later this month, a Minnesota senate panel brought the Minneapolis stadium bill back to life.
Gov. Dayton to sign Vikings stadium bill Monday at noon
The Vikings stadium bill will become official at noon Monday when Governor Mark Dayton signs the bill into law. He's expected to sign the bill at the State Capitol Rotunda.
Conference Committee presents final bill, Vikings to contribute $477 million, next step is to vote
The House and Senate Conference Committee has adjourned after coming together on a final bill for a new Vikings stadium. In the bill, the Vikings will contribute $477 million to the stadium while Minneapolis and the state will combine for $498 million. Before reaching the Governor's office the bill needs to pass through another House and Senate vote.
House approves stadium bill; Senate up next
The Minnesota House debated the Vikings stadium bill for more than eight hours before approving it Monday night. The Senate could take up the bill Tuesday. The final vote came after months of intense lobbying by Gov. Mark Dayton and the team, and produced a relatively easy 73-58 approval in the House.
'No blackout' amendment to Vikings' stadium bill could work afterall
The state Senate adopted an amendment to the Vikings' stadium bill on Tuesday that would prevent home games at the new stadium from being blacked out to the local TV audience. The idea seemed impossible at the time, but it turns out it could work.
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