Minnesota News Roundup: Vikings' stadium vote not on the agenda todayMinnesota News
-- There are no votes scheduled today (Mon) in the Minnesota House or Senate on the Vikings stadium bill as legislators work to wrap up the session.
ST. Paul - There are no votes scheduled today (Mon) in the Minnesota House or Senate on the Vikings stadium bill as legislators work to wrap up the session.
It appears Republicans are trying to get Governor Dayton to make concessions on business tax cuts by trying to keep him guessing whether he'll get a Vikings stadium before lawmakers leave St.Paul. There are also hints that the vote count on the bill is shaky which might be a smoke screen. There are three possible outcomes: no vote on the bill or it passes or doesn't pass. Each has likely political repercussions not only for the fall election, but with the NFL as well.
Former state Representative Mike Obermueller of Eagan will challenge Republican Congressman John Kline this fall. Obermueller received the DFL endorsement at the 2nd Congressional District Convention over the weekend. The party called Obermueller "a strong, progressive leader with a record of standing up for middle-class Minnesotans." Obermueller served one term in the Minnesota House in 2009-10. Kline is chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee and has about one-million dollars in his campaign warchest.
Two 17-year-old girls have been identified after a fatal rollover crash late Saturday on the Iron Range. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says Kelsey Perkins and Lindsey Gonzalez, both of Hibbing, died at the scene. Authorities say the car left the road, rolled over and landed in a creek near the town of Toivola.
An Apple Valley man shot by police last night (Sun) has died in the hospital. Officers say the 48-year-old man pulled out a handgun as they were responding to a domestic dispute. That's when an officer shot and wounded the suspect. He was taken to Regions Hosptial in St.Paul where he died. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the officer-involved shooting. The victim's name has not been released.