House lawmakers gave the legislation final-approve Monday. If the measure is signed into law, it would allow more card tables at Canterbury Park and higher betting limits. It would also give tribal casinos access to simulcast horse racing. Dayton says he needs time to study the bill before making a decision.
Armed robbery suspect sought in two south metro investigations
The incidents took place at credit unions in Savage and Apple Valley.
Former Twin Cities plastic surgeon charged with sex crimes
Christopher Kovanda is accused of inappropriately touching woman under the guise of providing medical care.
Minnesota man accused of murder in Chicago is arrested in Alabama
A 26-year-old man from a small town on the Iowa border is accused of murdering a Greyhound bus employee.
Support for Shakopee Public Schools employee diagnosed with cancer
The media specialist has been transitioned to hospice care recently.
Big November snowstorms uncommon in MN, but snowfall is increasing
This week's 8.4 inches at MSP Airport was one of the biggest November storms in the Twin Cities since 1991.
New coffee shop brings taste of the North Shore to Minnetonka
Base Camp Coffee & Provisions is now open.
Minnesota nurses take vote on whether to hold second strike
The results will be determined Wednesday night.
OCD, irritable bowel syndrome added to MN's medical marijuana list
They are the two latest qualifying medical conditions for Minnesota's marijuana program.
Fundraiser created for family-owned Cô Tu' Oriental Cuisine after shooting
Support from the community will go towards medical expenses and overhead costs for the restaurant.
Police: Minnesota murder suspect arrested in Texas
Erica Roberts has been on the run since March.
Jackknifed semis close I-35 northbound near Faribault
There are icy conditions across Minnesota
Red Lake man gets 12 years for murder of his cousin
Charges state the man beat the victim with a metal cabinet and its drawers.
Dayton approves expanded gambling at Indian casinos and horse tracks
The legislation will allow more card tables at Minnesota's two horse tracks and boost the betting limits. The deal also gives Minnesota's tribal casinos access to simulcast horse racing. The amendments are effective immediately.
Senate approves bill expanding gambling at horse tracks, casinos
The measure would allow race tracks to add more tables and higher stakes for card games such as blackjack and poker. Tribal-owned casinos would be allowed to simulcast horse races and take bets on them. It was a rare case of the tribes and racing industry both endorsing a bill.
A bill to end teacher seniority headed to Gov. Mark Dayton
Senators approved the measure and sent it to the governor Saturday. The legislation would eliminate the "last-in, first-out" rule. Current law says schools can only consider teacher tenure when making layoff decisions. Dayton is expected to veto the bill.
Dayton optimistic Vikings stadium bill will pass
The governor plans to spend his weekend persuading lawmakers to vote in favor of the stadium proposal next week. Gov. Mark Dayton told the Pioneer Press he predicts both chambers of the Legislature will approve the bill by a single vote. He said, "I've always thought it would pass by one vote."
Gov. Dayton not sure about allowing more powerful fireworks in Minnesota
The House and Senate have given the okay, but need to reach a compromise on the final measure before it heads to Mark Dayton. The governor told the Star Tribune he hasn't decided and "has to wait and see how it ends up."
House committee approves bill to expand gambling
The proposal would allow electronic pull tabs, electronic bingo and sports-themed tip boards. The bill was originally meant to fund a new home for the Vikings, but the bill's author, Republican Rep. John Kriesel, separated the issue from the stadium, saying he was worried the stadium controversy would sink the gambling expansion.
Dayton vetoes bill to expand fireworks
Late Saturday night, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of bigger and more powerful fireworks. The decision comes after opponents expressed concerns about fires or injuries. Supporters argued Minnesotans can go to neighboring states to buy fireworks.
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