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.
Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location
The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.
Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind
Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.
Minneapolis will waive pet adoption fees on Friday
Pet licensing fees still apply to adoptions at the event.
Family who endured car theft ordeal surprised with trip to Universal Orlando
A father rescued his four children after a thief jumped in his car while he was getting something from his trunk.
ATF offering $5,000 reward for info on fire at condemned apartment building
The building sustained $1.8 million-worth of damage.
BCA IDs officer in fatal St. Paul shooting, says there was 'exchange of fire'
The sergeant has been an officer for 10 years.
Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son
The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.
Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales
The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."
Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen
Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.
Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants
An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.
Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant
State authorities were informed of the impending closure.
Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime
The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horse track sets 2012 average attendance record
The average attendance for the 62-day live racing season at the Shakopee racetrack was 6,595 -- a new record at Canterbury Park, the Shakopee Patch writes. That's up 7.3 percent compared to last summer -- which was 6 days shorter because of the state government shutdown. The amount of money wagered was also up 25 percent this year.
Racino supporters petition to get slots at horse tracks
Running Aces Harness Park has already gathered more than 1,500 signatures on a petition that encourages state lawmakers to support racinos as a way to fix the state budget problem.
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