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Ex-Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant, left, draws a laugh from Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria when on Tuesday he says fishing and hunting licenses he wants to discuss are more important than a new football stadium. Don Davis | Bemidji Pioneer

Hunters, anglers: 'Raise our fees'

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ST. PAUL - It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up.

But Minnesota anglers and hunters did just that Tuesday and the Senate natural resources committees complied, backing a bill that ups fees to replenish a fund running out of money and help fight invasive species. It was the first of many House and Senate votes on the topic.

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