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Cokato Man Pleads Not Guilty To Robbing Aberdeen Casino

One of two Minnesota men accused of robbing a South Dakota casino at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty. Roger Kihega, of Cokato, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Friday.

06/06/2015

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05: A croupier spins a roulette wheel at the new luxury casino, which opens tomorrow, on February 5, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. This 25m GPB venue, named Alea, opens on the Clyde at Springfield Quay near the city centre and is Scotland's first luxury casino, dining and live music venue.

Nevada Casino, Tavern Owner To Merge With Minnesota Company

The owner of three Pahrump, Nevada casinos west of Las Vegas and 48 taverns across the state says it plans to merge with a Minnesota-based casino company. Sartini Gaming Inc. which operates as Golden Gaming announced the merger with Minnesota-based Lakes Entertainment Inc. Monday.

01/27/2015

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Kenosha Casino Not A Done Deal But Jobseekers Still Sought

Gov. Scott Walker still hasn’t decided whether to approve a proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha, but that hasn’t stopped the team leading the project from launching a website for prospective job seekers.

09/13/2014

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Duluth-Area Casino Cooks Up 2,000-Pound Burger

A casino near Duluth, Minn. grilled a record-breaking whopper on Labor Day. Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton cooked up the world-record bacon cheeseburger.

09/04/2012

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Curiocity: Interview With Ann Wilson Of ‘Heart’

Well-known for their mega-hits “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You” and “Dog And Butterfly,” Heart is still rocking and recording albums after four decades of making music. Lead singer Ann Wilson took some time for a WCCO interview to discuss a number of topics, including her upcoming show in Minnesota and the band’s next album, “Fanatic.”

05/23/2012

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Minn. Senate Committee Kills Racetrack Casino Plan

A state Senate committee has voted down the proposal to permit casino-style games at Minnesota horse-racing tracks.

03/19/2012

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White Earth Presents Casino Plans To Fund Vikes Stadium

The White Earth Indian Tribe thinks it has the answer to funding a new Vikings stadium — build a casino in the Metro. The proposal comes at a time when leaders at the Capitol say they’re very close to a deal on a new stadium.

02/16/2012

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White Earth Tribe Proposes Twin Cities Casino

Leaders of northwestern Minnesota’s White Earth Tribe will ask the Legislature to let them build a Twin Cities-area casino as a way to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

02/15/2012

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Block E Developers Reiterate Casino Benefits

Once the epicenter of entertainment in downtown Minneapolis, Block E is now struggling to stay alive. Now, the developers of the struggling Block E are prepared to join the stadium debate — placing a wager that they could be the saving grace.

01/20/2012

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Charges: Man Raped Woman Who Agreed To Clean Apt.

A 49-year-old St. Paul man has been accused of raping a woman after she agreed to clean his apartment, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

01/10/2012

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Fire Engulfs Hinckley Casino Warehouse

Fire engulfed half of a warehouse near a Hinckley casino Sunday evening, firefighters said.

01/01/2012

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White Earth Tribe Offers Casino Partnership With State

The chairwoman of the White Earth Tribal community said the tribe would be open to building a casino that would split revenue with the state.

12/08/2011

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Will Expanding Non-Indian Gaming For Stadium Cost Jobs?

Minnesota’s 18 Indian casinos employ more than 20,000 people, making it one of the largest industries in the state. But casino operators say expanding non-Indian gaming to help pay for a Minnesota Vikings stadium means casino job cuts of 30 percent.

11/18/2011

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Dayton Meets With Casino Supporters, Wilf On Stadium

Gov. Mark Dayton is continuing to meet with supporters of a new Vikings stadium Wednesday, including one group who says they have a plan to pay for it.

10/19/2011

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Lawmakers Float Racino Bill To Help Fund Stadium

Two Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a bill to authorize casino-style gambling at the Canterbury Park horse-racing track and use tax proceeds to help pay for a new Vikings stadium.

05/21/2011

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Racetrack Casino Proposal To Get Airing In Senate

A state Senate committee is taking its first look at a proposal to allow casino-style gambling at horse-racing tracks in Minnesota.

05/17/2011

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Long-Awaited ‘Racino’ Bill Gets Minn. House Look

The long-pursued proposal to allow casino-style gambling at Minnesota horse-racing tracks finally got a hearing Thursday in a state House committee, but is showing little momentum just over two weeks from the end of the legislative session.

05/05/2011

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Is A Downtown Mpls. Casino Worth Betting On?

For more than 30 years, efforts to bring vitality and safety to downtown Minneapolis have struggled over Block E. But plans unveiled in a slick news conference on Wednesday aim to change the outlook.

05/04/2011

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‘Block E’ Casino Complex Plans Unveiled

Developers have unveiled their plans for turning the Block E entertainment complex in downtown Minneapolis into a casino.

05/04/2011

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Bill For Slots At Horse Tracks Gets Capitol Look

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.

05/04/2011

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NW Iowa Casino To Begin Hiring From Minn., S.D., Iowa

A $120 million casino being built just across the South Dakota border in northwest Iowa soon will begin a push to fill hundreds of jobs.

04/01/2011

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Developer Granted Option For Racing/Casino Land

The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board has granted an option on more than 600 acres in Hibbing to a group that wants to develop a casino and horse racing track. The property is mainly reclaimed mining land.

02/24/2011

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Investor Group Seeks Land For Iron Range Racetrack, Casino

The debate over expanded gambling in Minnesota could soon be broadened to include a proposed speedway and casino near Hibbing.

02/23/2011

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Fond Du Lac Band Buys Hotel For Casino Expansion

The Lake Superior Chippewa Fond du Lac Band has purchased on old hotel in downtown Duluth to expand its casino. But, plans to move forward with the expansion are on hold while the Fond du Lac Band fights with the city over its share of casino profits.

02/22/2011