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.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
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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