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Renee Bergeron of Duluth tells Minnesota senators on Wednesday that she became trapped in payday loans. (Don Davis / Forum News Service)

Tears flow on both sides of payday loan debate

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ST. PAUL — Tears flowed freely Wednesday as senators debated what normally is a rather dry issue: loans.

Some people cried because it appeared lawmakers wanted to end short-term “payday loans.” Others cried because they blamed their loans for financial problems.

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