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After Decade Slump, Horse Breeding & Racing On The Rise

It’s a big night for racing in the Twin Cities, as the horses at Canterbury park are ready for the start of the racing season. It’s not just the jockeys and trainers who have something to be excited about.

05/17/2013

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Sports Gear Tax Proposed For Vikes Stadium Funding

A leading House Democrat proposed Monday afternoon to add the state sales tax to team jerseys and other pro sports merchandise to help cover the state’s share of the new Vikings stadium.

04/08/2013

Slot Machines, Gambling, Generic

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.

06/04/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Passes Finance Committee With Racino Addition

It was a day of twists and turns for the Vikings stadium at the Capitol on Wednesday. The bill got a going over by the Senate Finance Committee, and some star Vikings players made their own push for a new stadium to play in.

04/25/2012

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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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New Racino Bill Could Raise Funds For Stadium, Schools

The idea of a Racino is getting some extra momentum from the Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate.

02/02/2012

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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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Racino Supporters Make Plans To Sweeten Deal

Supporters of racino, a racetrack and casino combo, announced plans to increase the prize money for the races by nearly $26 million.

11/18/2011

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State Rep. Talks Racino On WCCO Sunday Morning Show

The debate continues over at the Minnesota State Capitol over a plan for a new Vikings stadium and exactly how to pay for it.

11/13/2011

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Racino Could Be Best Option To Pay For Stadium

A report released Wednesday said slot machines located at Minnesota’s two horse racing tracks would generate enough annual revenue to build the Vikings stadium with plenty left over for education.

11/09/2011

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Radio Ads Argue ‘Racino’ Money Could End Shutdown

A Twin Cities-area horse racing park is running radio ads statewide encouraging Minnesota lawmakers to consider expanded horse-track gambling as a source of new tax revenue that could help end the state’s government shutdown.

07/11/2011

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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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Tribes’ Gaming History Makes It Tough For Newcomers

Whether it’s racinos or a downtown Minneapolis casino, many proposals have been launched over the years claiming state and local governments deserve a shot to cash in on casino gaming.

05/05/2011

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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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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

Racino bill, Gambling, protest

Minn. Tribal Groups Rally Against Gambling Bills

Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.

04/26/2011

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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

Slot Machines, Gambling, Generic

Could Republican Majority Mean Racino?

Even before the new governor and legislature are out of the gate, there’s a race to the Capitol to pass racino.

11/10/2010