The new measure cleared both the House and Senate Thursday morning. it is about half the cost of the bill Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed last Friday. Rep. Greg Davids said, "We made every effort to make this a bill the governor can sign." There's no word on whether Dayton will sign the slimmed down version of the bill.
Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500
Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.
No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash
The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.
Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours
A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
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.
Senators pass $566 million bonding bill
The borrowing plan, approved by a 45-22 vote Monday night, would use $496 million for public works projects, higher education and state Capitol renovations. It also calls to spend an additional $50 million on unnamed Department of Employment and Economic Development projects. House lawmakers approved a similar measure early Monday afternoon. They can either accept the Senate version or the differences will be negotiated in a conference committee.
Lawmakers spar over session achievements
The House and Senate adjourned the legislative session Thursday after passing a bill to help fund a new football stadium in downtown Minneapolis. In the final week of the legislative session lawmakers also sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill to cut taxes and a public works bonding 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.
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."
$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.
Vikings stadium passes Senate, awaits Governor Dayton's signature
The Vikings stadium bill passed through the House and Senate on Thursday. The final proposal raises the Vikings contribution to $477 million of the $975 million stadium. The state would provide $348 million and the City of Minneapolis would fund $150 million. The lengthy debate left state officials fatigued and Viking fans emotional.
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