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Racino heads to full Senate vote

March 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What started out as a minor education-related bill Friday morphed into a measure allowing casinos at Minnesota’s two horse-racing tracks. The so-called racino proposal now could receive a full Senate vote after it stalled earlier. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Gambling’s costs make it a bad bet for stadium

November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Pumping up gambling to pay Minnesota’s bills is just another bad answer to a public-policy question. Continue Reading

COMMENTARY: Want a referendum, Minnesota? Have one for state-owned racino

November 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“It is a cinch to pass,” writes Twin Cities sports columnist-broadcaster Sid Hartman, who submits a racino would raise money for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium with “money left over to improve funds for schools, roads, etc.” Continue Reading

Minnesota racino bill lacks votes, but could provide session end game

May 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Racino is an issue that has been around the Minnesota Legislature about 15 years and at this point appears to again lack enough votes to pass. Continue Reading

Long-awaited ‘racino’ bill gets Minn. House look today

May 5, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The proposal to allow casino-style gambling at Minnesota horse-racing tracks is getting a look at a Capitol hearing. Continue Reading

Long-awaited ‘racino’ gambling bill gets look in Minnesota House

May 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The proposal to allow casino-style gambling at Minnesota horse-racing tracks is getting a look at a Capitol hearing. Continue Reading

Bill for slots at horse tracks gets a look at Minnesota Capitol

May 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The proposal to add casino-style gambling to at least two Minnesota horse-racing tracks gets its first committee hearing of the current legislative session. Continue Reading

From racino to unions, Legislature in budget race

March 21, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Legislature is racing toward a self-imposed Friday budget deadline amid protesters fearing Wisconsin-type anti-union laws, Republicans bucking their party chairman by proposing racinos and key lawmakers saying their budget plans will not be finished by Friday.
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Minnesota gambling proposal makes annual debut

March 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two veteran Republican lawmakers from southern Minnesota are the chief sponsors of the latest bill seeking to allow horse racing tracks to install video slot machines. Continue Reading

‘Racino’ proposal returning for debate at Minnesota Legislature

March 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Backers of a plan to allow video lottery terminals at Minnesota’s two state-regulated racetracks plan to unveil the latest version of their proposed legislation Monday at the state Capitol. Continue Reading