Two southern Minnesota lawmakers say a new state law requiring bleachers to be modified so children won't fall from them is too much of a financial burden on school districts and cities.

Rep. Dan Dorman, R-Albert Lea, and Rep. Fran Bradley, R-Rochester, say amendments they are proposing at the Legislature will improve bleacher safety while reducing the cost to local taxpayers.

"It's another case of an unfunded mandate made by the state,"...

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