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Wedding bells for ATVers, environmentalists?


ST. PAUL - A compromise between environmentalists and off-road vehicle drivers may be in the works.

"This is a forced marriage," Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said.

The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday approved a bill by Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, that would allow continued use of off-road vehicles in state forests, but provide more enforcement for regulations.

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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.