State Senators have approved the amendments added to the bill in the House earlier this week. It's now up to the governor to decide whether to legalize more powerful fireworks in Minnesota.
LIVE: Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities
It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
Tornado watch in MN as intense line of storms blasts through
The tornado watch is in effect until midnight.
Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN
The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire
A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.
2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking
The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.
Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography
Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.
Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico
Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.
Tickets still available for Minnesota State Fair preview event
The five-day Minnesota State Fair taster event, featuring over 30 food and drink vendors, is making its return at the end of the month.
Woman critical after boyfriend stabs her in neck at light rail station
The boyfriend of the victim is said to have stabbed her, according to St. Paul Police.
Female wolf illegally killed in Voyageurs National Park
Researchers for the project said this is the fourth collared wolf that has been illegally killed in the past two years by poachers.
A bill to end teacher seniority headed to Gov. Mark Dayton
Senators approved the measure and sent it to the governor Saturday. The legislation would eliminate the "last-in, first-out" rule. Current law says schools can only consider teacher tenure when making layoff decisions. Dayton is expected to veto the bill.
Expanded gambling bill heads to Gov. Mark Dayton
House lawmakers gave the legislation final-approve Monday. If the measure is signed into law, it would allow more card tables at Canterbury Park and higher betting limits. It would also give tribal casinos access to simulcast horse racing. Dayton says he needs time to study the bill before making a decision.
Gov. Dayton not sure about allowing more powerful fireworks in Minnesota
The House and Senate have given the okay, but need to reach a compromise on the final measure before it heads to Mark Dayton. The governor told the Star Tribune he hasn't decided and "has to wait and see how it ends up."
Dayton optimistic Vikings stadium bill will pass
The governor plans to spend his weekend persuading lawmakers to vote in favor of the stadium proposal next week. Gov. Mark Dayton told the Pioneer Press he predicts both chambers of the Legislature will approve the bill by a single vote. He said, "I've always thought it would pass by one vote."
Dayton vetoes bill to expand fireworks
Late Saturday night, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of bigger and more powerful fireworks. The decision comes after opponents expressed concerns about fires or injuries. Supporters argued Minnesotans can go to neighboring states to buy fireworks.
$496 million bonding bill closer to vote
The House bill is undergoing some last-minute tweaking after it stalled Thursday night. The GOP borrowing proposal doesn't fund several projects Gov. Mark Dayton and DFLers wanted, including civic center renovations, St. Paul Saints Stadium or the Southwest light-rail line. MinnPost reports the Senate is expected to take up the measure after the House.
Legislature quickly approves flood aid; Dayton signs bill
The Minnesota legislature quickly approved Friday a $167.5 million flood package designed to rebuild washed-out roads, repair flooded businesses and damaged houses and restore damaged parks after severe flooding in Minnesota in June. The House approved the bill 125-3 and the Senate 60-7 in a two-hour special session before it went Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature.
House slated to vote on original stadium bill Monday after Republicans drop alternative proposal
Next week, the full state House will vote on the previous Vikings stadium plan that uses gambling revenue to pay for the state's portion of the $975 million stadium. It's unclear if the legislation has the required 68 House votes or the 34 Senate votes needed to pass it. House Speaker Kurt Zellers says he personally opposes the bill.
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