Testy Background Check Debate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The prospect of requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales in Minnesota is at the center of a fiery debate at the Capitol. The House Public Safety Committee is set to vote later Tuesday on a Democrat's gun bill that currently includes that measure. That vote is a critical test of whether that measure can become law. Republicans say it doesn't have the votes.
Rep. Michael Paymar, a St. Paul Democrat, says expanding background checks is necessary. He has been criticized by Republicans and some rural Democrats, who favor competing legislation backed by gun rights advocates that they say would improve but not expand the current system.
A Senate panel passed a bill with universal background checks last week on a party-line vote, with all Republicans opposed.
Minnesota Turbo Tax Fix
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota revenue officials say problems with TurboTax and other Intuit tax preparation products have been fixed.
Hall of Fame La Crosse Wrestler Frustrated with Olympic Politics
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Dull Will Be Tried For College Area Break-ins
Joshua Dull could be tried soon, for a string of burglaries between downtown La Crosse and U-W-L...
A La Crosse police sergeant testified in court today about reports of Dull kicking in the doors at several addresses, and carrying large-screen TV's and other property to his car. Officers found a number of stolen items in that car, after watching Dull in the university neighborhood one day. Dull reportedly told another man that there was 'easy money' to be made from burglaries.
La Crosse Police Paid For Security at Downtown Bar
The La Crosse police department will get paid for some overtime hours it