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Bud Grant tells a Senate committee Tuesday that he has hunted and fished around the country, and Minnesota charges too little for licenses. Grant, 85, is a former Minnesota Vikings coach. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Minnesota hunters, anglers: Raise the license fees we pay

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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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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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