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.
Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied
The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.
Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning
The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.
Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified
Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.
Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy
The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.
Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible
The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.
Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake
The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.
41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch
The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.
Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake
Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.
Northern Minnesota man gets 48 years in prison for murder of ex-girlfriend
The man pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Gallery: Restaurant with revolving sushi bar opens at Mall of America
The Kura experience has arrived in Minnesota.
St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream
Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators
The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.
Canterbury, Shakopee tribe sign 75M gambling deal
The Star Tribune reports the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Canterbury Park horse-racing track have reached a 10-year agreement. The deal calls for the tribe, which operates the nearby Mystic Lake Casino, to contribute tens of millions of dollars to Canterbury purses. In exchange, owners of the racetrack in Shakopee agree to end their pursuit to add slot machines and help block efforts to expand gambling in the Twin Cities metro area.
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.
Loose oversight and 'racino' slot machines help fuel injuries at nation's horse tracks
Minnesota has relatively low incidences of horse and jockey injuries at Canturbury Park according to an analysis by the New York Times. But other states with fewer regulations and bigger purses ballooned by slot machine gambling don't fare as well.
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.
Dayton: Racino wouldn't be fast cash
Gov. Dayton says even if lawmakers choose to fund a new Vikings stadium through a racino, the plan would likely get gummed up in the court system for years. He says any plan to expand gambling at the racetracks would probably bring a lawsuit from the state's tribes, which have a long-standing deal that grants them a monopoly on gambling.
Commission approves deal between race track and casino
The bargain calls for the tribe that operates neighboring Mystic Lake casino to pay Canterbury Park $75 million over 10 years. In return for that cash infusion to boost its purses, the Shakopee track will give up its long-running push for slot machines. The Running Aces harness racing track is not part of the deal and argued against it.
Mystic Lake Derby debuts at Canterbury Park
Canterbury Park offered its richest purse ever for a single race at the track on Saturday. The $161,000 Mystic Lake Derby was the first significant event since the horse track partnered with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Last month, the owners of Mystic Lake Casino agreed to pay $75 million over the next decade to boost racing purses at Canterbury Park. In exchange, the racetrack will drop its longstanding push to add slot machines. Hammers Terror won the inaugural race, with jockey Lori Keith in the saddle.
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.
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