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.
D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller
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Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe
Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.
Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident
He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.
Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event
The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.
Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles
The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.
Paynesville man dies 6 months after being electrocuted in tree-cutting accident
Brad Kneisl was 31 years old.
Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove
Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.
Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire
Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.
Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday
It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.
Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games
The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.
Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park
Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.
President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
Senate panel approves stadium bill after adding racino
A funny thing happened to the stadium bill on its way to the Senate floor. A racino was added. Stadium backers worry inclusion of casino gambling at racetracks as a funding source will kill the bill. One more committee will take up the measure Thursday and may try to remove the racino.
Minn. Indian Gaming Association: “7,000 people could lose their jobs over this”
Opponents of Racino plans say expansions to non-Indian gaming for funding a Vikings stadium would cut casino jobs by 30 percent.
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.
KSTP poll: Less than third of Minnesotans support building new stadium
Thirty-six percent of respondents to a KSTP survey say the Minnesota Vikings should renovate the current Metrodome, and 29 percent say they should stay there -- with no renovation. Only 28 percent said the team should build a new stadium. The news station also says about half of Minnesotans support expanding gambling to fund a new stadium.
Another day, another stadium bill introduced at the Capitol
While the Vikings, Minneapolis, and the Dayton administration are in negotiations to come up with a stadium plan, state lawmakers have floated a series of long-shot proposals of their own. The latest is a revival of the "racino" idea, which would use revenue from slot machines at horse racing tracks to help fund a new stadium. Gambling opponents and tribal casinos have helped defeat the proposal in the past.
Legal fight in Duluth shows gambling expansion would be high-stakes game
The mayor of Duluth tells the Star Tribune the city is in serious financial trouble after the federal government sided with the Fond du Lac band in a legal tussle over casino revenue. The newspaper says some of the proposals to expand gambling in Minnesota could put the state on a similar collision course with tribes, which fear state gambling would cut into revenue that they say has helped alleviate crushing poverty on reservations.
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.
Dayton doubts latest plan to pay for Vikings stadium
Gov. Dayton said Monday that the latest proposal to cover the state's share of a new Vikings stadium would rely on a form of illegal gambling known as tip boards. "It doesn’t strike me at first glance as a viable option," he said at a Capitol press conference.
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