Republican Rep. Tom Hackbarth says he's run the numbers, and he says slot machines at race tracks would pay for not only the state's portion of the Vikings stadium but could also pick up the tab for Ramsey County.
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Charges: Felon accused of firing shots at police during Meeker Co. standoff
The 31-year-old surrendered after a 28-hour standoff in rural Meeker County.
Weekend rain totals pushed 6+ inches in Minnesota, Iowa; 10 in Illinois
Big-time rain totals across southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, northern Iowa and northern Illinois.
Man who had meth, guns in checked luggage at MSP Airport gets 10 years
Kevin Alan Aguilar-Moreno, 21, attempted to board a Delta flight to Phoenix in October of last year.
Melissa Etheridge contracts COVID-19, cancels Shakopee show
The show will not be rescheduled.
Gun found on WCCO-TV rooftop after homicide in Minneapolis
It's the 56th death reported as a homicide in Minneapolis this year.
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Lawmaker seeks to broker deal between tribes and racino backers
Minnesota Indian tribes have long opposed proposals to put casino gambling in race tracks. State Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) now suggests having the tribes share in the revenue from slot machines, along with the state and the horse racing industry. "It may be just the perfect storm that everybody comes together," Kelly says.
Racino supporters up the ante, pledge $23M more towards Vikings stadium
The Minnesota State Lottery says that slot machines at horse racing tracks Canterbury Park and Running Aces will raise enough annual revenue to build a Vikings stadium with money left for education.
Lawmaker claims Wilfs will likely make money in Vikings stadium deal
A Minnesota lawmaker claims the Vikings stadium deal will eventually benefit team owner Zygi Wilf and his brother, Mark. State Rep. Bob Barrett claims after Wilf earns revenue from stadium naming rights and a contribution from the NFL, he calculates the Vikings owner can earn up to $350 million in personal seat license revenue.
Racino bill gets hearing at Capitol on Monday
The bill would allow the state's horse-racing tracks to add slot machines and other casino games. The bill's author, Republican Dave Senjem, says an estimated $130 million in annual revenue would go toward job creation and economic development, though he did leave open the possibility of tapping it for a Vikings stadium.
Poll: Minnesotans back gambling expansion to fund stadium
A new lottery game, slot machines at race tracks, electronic pull tabs, and a new casino were all supported by at least sixty percent of respondents. A majority oppose spending public dollars on a stadium. But that opposition is weaker than it was in a poll last spring.
New Senate leadership gives racino idea "more muscle" at Capitol
One House member says the rise of new Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and Assistant Leader Claire Robling lends muscle to the move to put slot machines at horse racing tracks. The proposal's chances with the House and Governor Dayton are still murky, though.
Republicans, Democrats join to oppose plans to fund Vikings stadium through gambling
A group of bipartisan lawmakers say they oppose any plan to expand gambling to raise revenue for a Vikings stadium. Meanwhile, Dayton says tapping Legacy funds might be an "option," and the city of Minneapolis shared some details about its own proposals for a stadium.
New Vikings stadium proposal to be unveiled Monday
State Rep. Terry Morrow says the legislation he's drafted covers the financial questions that have hindered a new stadium plan from moving forward.
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