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.
For the first year, Canterbury Park in Shakopee has exclusive Minnesota rights to Kentucky Derby bidding. That means Running Aces is shut out of one of racing’s biggest days.
The idea of a Racino is getting some extra momentum from the Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate.
Supporters of racino, a racetrack and casino combo, announced plans to increase the prize money for the races by nearly $26 million.
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.
The countdown to a government shutdown has thousands of Minnesota families wondering if they’ll see a steady paycheck this summer. And it’s not just state workers who could feel the pinch in 16 days if lawmakers don’t agree on a budget.
A state Senate committee is taking its first look at a proposal to allow casino-style gambling at horse-racing tracks in Minnesota.
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.