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Minnesota News Roundup: A key vote concerning background checks today in legislature

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An all-important vote in a Minnesota House committee today (10am hearing start) on a bill that would require background checks for purchasers of pistols and semi-automatic assault weapons. Backers need to get a bill passed out of committee before Friday's deadline or the measure could be dead for this legislative session. Vernon Center Republican Tony Cornish, who opposes the measure, says he has the votes in House committee to stop it.

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