Some Lawmakers Ready For Another Sunday Sales Vote

By Maureen McMullen and Don Davis, Forum News Service Suddenly, an opening has appeared in a long effort to allow liquor stores to be open on Sundays. A chance, not a guarantee by any means. “I think we are going to pass Sunday sales out of the House this year,” House Speaker Kurt Daudt told…
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New Minnesota Legislators, New Sunday Sales Attitude?

By Briana Bierschbach, MinnPost.com Both sides of the Sunday liquor sales issue are surveying the new makeup of the Minnesota Legislature to see where the votes could land. Andrew Schmitt decided to be proactive this election cycle and is optimistic Minnesota will be able to buy booze at liquor stores soon, but he does not…
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‘Damaged Relationship’ To Start Session

By Maureen McMullen and Don Davis The two top Minnesota political leaders will approach the legislative session in January with a “damaged relationship” following a failure to agree on a special session slated for Monday. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, made the comment Monday, Dec. 19, while talking to the media about the upcoming legislative…
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Dayton Sick, But Pre-Session Briefing Still Is On

ST. PAUL — A look ahead to the 2017 Minnesota legislative session will be missing one vital voice today: Gov. Mark Dayton. His spokesman said Dayton woke up sick this morning and canceled all events. However, the Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing will continue with four legislative leaders. Minnesota reporters will ask House Speaker Kurt…
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After Today, A Must-Watch Live Stream Monday

The last time Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt met, it lasted about a quarter of an hour before the governor walked out, saying Daudt did not want to help people afford health insurance. “That was about as productive as everyone thought it would be,” Daudt, R-Crown, said Friday, Dec. 16, as…
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