Minnesota Racing Commission

Audit: Track Owners Shorted Horse Race Purses Operators of a Minnesota horse racing track shorted race purses by nearly $437,000 over four years during which regulators failed to adequately scrutinize the payouts, a state audit released Tuesday concludes.
Minn. Racing Commission Ex-Chair Leaves Board The former chairman of the Minnesota Racing Commission has stepped down entirely from the agency less than a week after being cleared of allegations he discriminated against and harassed a female employee.
Dayton Names New Minn. Racing Commission ChairmanGov. Mark Dayton is keeping Jesse Overton as a member of the Minnesota Racing Commission but has designated a new appointee to succeed him as chairman. The governor named Ralph Stangis to head the commission Monday.
Canterbury, Indian Tribe In No-Racino Agreement The Canterbury Park horse race track has agreed to drop its long pursuit of slot machines in exchange for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community paying the track $75 million to fatten its purses over 10 years, according to a deal announced Monday that protects the tribe's lucrative nearby casinos.