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Powerball Jackpot Creating Big Stir, Big Dreams

The record high Powerball jackpot is now up to $550 million. The numbers are an estimate, so the jackpot could get even bigger as tonight’s drawing gets closer.

11/28/2012

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Man Robs Winona Bar Named Cheaters Near Police Station

A thief with eye for word play who also had a lot of bravado robbed a Winona bar named Cheaters about six blocks from the police station.

10/13/2012

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Tribes Want Federal Regulation Of Internet Gaming

With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.

07/26/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Is China’s Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?

Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.

07/20/2012

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Gambling Regulators OK Rules For Electronic Games

Minnesota regulators on Monday approved guidelines for new electronic gambling devices that are a major revenue source to offset debt on a new Vikings football stadium.

07/16/2012

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Minn. Regulators Craft Rules On High-Tech Gambling

Regulators overseeing a significant gambling expansion to pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are on the verge of adopting requirements for new hand-held devices coming soon to bars and restaurants across the state.

07/03/2012

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Vikings Stadium Wagers On Payback From E-Gambling

Minnesota is betting big on a technological expansion of small-dollar bar gambling to help build a $975 million Vikings stadium.

05/21/2012

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Dayton OKs Poker, Horse Race Gambling Expansion

Poker players will be able to find more seats and place bigger bets in horse track card rooms and Minnesota Indian tribes will get permission to simulcast live racing.

05/04/2012

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Horse Race Gambling Deal Clears Minn. House

Minnesota legislators have sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill permitting more poker tables and higher betting limits at horse racing tracks and giving tribal casinos access to racing simulcasts.

04/30/2012

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Minn. House Takes On Vikings Proposal In Hearing

Republican leaders in the state House helped retool a Vikings stadium bill that’s headed for its first committee vote Monday, a new signal of support for a proposal that’s struggled to gain momentum at the Capitol.

04/02/2012

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Poll: Many Minnesotans In Favor Of Stadium

A statewide poll released Friday at the State Capitol shows that nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans are in favor of a Vikings stadium that would be funded in part by gambling revenues and built on the current Metrodome site.

03/23/2012

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$2.99 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Nicollet County

A Hot Lotto ticket with a $2.99 million jackpot has been sold in Nicollet County Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Lottery.

03/15/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Writers Mull Backup Financing

Minnesota lawmakers crafting a Vikings stadium bill are discussing whether and how to include a backup funding stream to a bar gambling plan behind an almost $400 million state contribution.

03/06/2012

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Senator: E-Pull Tabs Could Fund Vikings Stadium

A key lawmaker said electronic pulltabs are “gaining steam” as the preferred funding source for a new Vikings stadium.

01/19/2012

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Gambling’s Toll Obscured In Minn. Stadium Push

Backers of state funding for a Minnesota Vikings have keyed on taxes from expanded gambling as the likely financial centerpiece of their plan, but the social consequences of more gambling have not been a major focus of the debate.

11/25/2011

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