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.
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North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement
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Cities prepare for release of footage showing Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest by Memphis PD
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara issued a statement on the incident Thursday.
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Cody Fohrenkam found guilty of Deshaun Hill Jr.'s murder
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Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure
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Police: Sartell fire that left man, baby dead investigated as murder-suicide
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Woman pleads guilty to 2003 murder of her baby, found on Mississippi River shore
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Murder charge unsealed in man's killing outside Brooklyn Park market in 2021
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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.
Minn. regulators OK rules for electronic gambling
The Gambling Control Board has unanimously approved guidelines for new hand-held gambling devices in Minnesota bars and restaurants. Electronic pull-tabs and bingo games are being introduced to help fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The board also approved a Las Vegas-based gambling equipment vendor to make the electronic devices.
Expanded gambling bill heads to Gov. Mark Dayton
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.
Vikings stadium bill advances through Minnesota House Commerce Committee
The Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill advanced through the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on a divided voice vote Monday night. The bill, revamped slightly, includes expanded gambling via electronic pull tabs and bingo at bars and restaurants, along with sports-themed betting "tip boards."
Bill to legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets moves forward
The bill's chief author, Rep. John Kriesel, says he thinks opponents are blowing the risks out of proportion. Rep. Tina Liebling, a Rochester Democrat who has spoken out against the bill, says she worries children could get hurt or killed.
Senate approves bill that would expand right to use deadly force
A bill that would expand Minnesotans' rights to use deadly force outside their homes has passed the Senate. Supporters say it would give people more ability to protect themselves from imminent threats, but critics say it would promote "vigilante justice." Gov. Dayton has sent a strong signal that he will side with law enforcers, who say the new rules would endanger police, and veto the legislation.
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.
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