Jim Ragsdale

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Veto lengthens odds on stadium

GOP legislators express dismay with Mark Dayton's axing of their tax cut bill.

Updated: May 07, 2012, - 01:09 PM

BIOGRAPHY: "For the Good of the Order," by John Watson Milton.

A biography of the unabashedly liberal Nick Coleman, the first Democratic Minnesota Senate majority leader in decades.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 05:14 PM

Tax-cut bill goes to governor

GOP leaders hinted that Dayton's signature would improve chances for the Vikings stadium bill, which he is strongly pushing.

Updated: May 03, 2012, - 10:58 PM

Minnesota House OKs 'smokin' hot tax bill'

GOP said the business-friendly measure, now headed for the Senate, is likely to be part of negotiations with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 10:12 PM

Racetrack, casino bill zips through Minnesota Legislature

Measure expanding horse betting at casinos and card tables at horse parks heads to governor.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 06:02 AM

Vikings sidelined for tax, bonding bills

Proposals on capital projects and business tax cuts are far from resolved by legislators, governor.

Updated: April 26, 2012, - 10:01 PM

Racinos, St. Paul add new drama to Vikings stadium proposal

Unexpected move to add racinos to funding mix for Vikings stadium tosses project into new uncertainty.

Updated: April 26, 2012, - 06:24 AM

Vikings stadium revived, rolling

A suddenly rejuvenated Vikings stadium legislation accelerates toward House and Senate floor votes.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 12:40 AM

House votes to give Minnesota more bang in their fireworks

Amended bill would limit the sale and use of aerial fireworks to five weeks in the summer.

Updated: April 23, 2012, - 11:56 PM

Stadium plan revived with a kick from NFL

A proposal for a new Vikings stadium got a Senate panel's favor and could well have an outside shot at overall approval.

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 03:12 PM

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