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Published April 29, 2012, 05:28 PM

Minnesota Legislatures extend session past closing date

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Minnesota Legislators are giving themselves more wiggle room and extending the session past tomorrow's scheduled closing date.

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Minnesota Legislators are giving themselves more wiggle room and extending the session past tomorrow's scheduled closing date.

Leaders say they're willing to hold the session open into May for a tax-cut package, a construction finance bill and a Vikings stadium agreement.

Meantime, a bill that would allow horse tracks like Canterbury Park to expand its card-game tables and raise betting stakes has passed the Senate.

The same bill would allow Tribal casinos to simulcast live horse racing and take bets.

A bill to raise fishing and hunting license fees and set a wolf hunting season is through the House and Senate and waiting for the governor's approval.

And...Governor Dayton did veto a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of more powerful backyard fireworks in Minnesota.

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