It looks like horse racing might return to Fargo as soon as this summer after being shut-down for two years because of major debt. Forum Communications reports the horse park has paid off several thousand dollars and found new revenue streams. The commission is set to discuss racing dates later this month.
Woman reported missing from Anoka County is found safe
An alert was issued Wednesday afternoon.
Gallery: Behind the scenes of new and improved Duluth Haunted Ship
A hull lot of horror.
Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital
Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.
School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit
The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.
Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis
Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Ellison sues Fleet Farm, alleging 'illegal and negligent' gun sales to straw buyers
The lawsuit claims Fleet Farm harmed Minnesotans.
Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting
The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.
Gallery: Island cabin is one of northernmost homes for sale in MN
Want to buy one of the northernmost homes on the market in Minnesota?
Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000
A third suspect has not yet been identified.
Re-opening of Minneapolis' Third Avenue Bridge delayed to next year
More frustration for travelers.
Growing love for North Dakota in 2011
For many, North Dakota may never be a top winter vacation destination. In fact, The Weather Channel named Fargo "America's Toughest Weather City." However, that hasn't kept the Peace Garden State from having a successful 2011. According to the Fargo-Moorhead Forum, several magazines and websites praise NoDak for its booming economy and security.
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.
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.
Twin Cities company's nasal strips improve breathing -- of race horses
A Twin Cities company called Flair makes breathing strips that were worn by I'll Have Another in the horse's Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories. But they won't be part of his bid for the Triple Crown. The strips are banned by racing officials in the state of New York, where the Belmont Stakes are run.
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.
Pepsi to close bottling operation in Fargo, eliminating 16 jobs
PepsiCo has decided to shut down its bottling operations and eliminate 16 jobs in Fargo, N.D., Forum Communications reports. The company will keep about 300 warehouse and sales positions in the area.
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