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Hunting, fishing fee dispute stalls outdoors bill

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ST. PAUL - Raising hunting and fishing license fees, supported by the governor and key legislators, is in limbo after Tuesday debate on a Senate game and fish bill abruptly ended.

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Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, blamed politics for the failure of his license fee increase, a priority of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Ingebrigtsen, Dayton and other proponents of higher fees say they are needed to fill a game and fish fund that is going broke.

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