After Decade Slump, Horse Breeding & Racing On The RiseIt'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.
Sports Gear Tax Proposed For Vikes Stadium FundingA 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.
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.
Vikings Stadium Bill Passes Finance Committee With Racino AdditionIt 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.
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.
New Racino Bill Could Raise Funds For Stadium, SchoolsThe idea of a Racino is getting some extra momentum from the Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate.
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.
Racino Supporters Make Plans To Sweeten DealSupporters of racino, a racetrack and casino combo, announced plans to increase the prize money for the races by nearly $26 million.
State Rep. Talks Racino On WCCO Sunday Morning ShowThe debate continues over at the Minnesota State Capitol over a plan for a new Vikings stadium and exactly how to pay for it.
Racino Could Be Best Option To Pay For StadiumA 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.
Radio Ads Argue 'Racino' Money Could End ShutdownA 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.
Lawmakers Float Racino Bill To Help Fund StadiumTwo 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.