The bill to restrict the venues for Minnesota lottery ticket sales is headed to the House floor for a vote. A final committee endorsed the proposal Monday amid calls by some lawmakers to seek a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton rather than provoke a veto.
Not a huge surprise — when you add a whopping 11 shows in one city, it’s probably only a matter of time. Still, Garth Brooks announced that his nearly two-week run slated for Minneapolis in November has shattered his North American ticket sales record.
A month after instant “scratch-off” Minnesota Lottery ticket sales went live on the Internet, the pioneering venture faces a high-powered threat at the Capitol. The Senate leaders of both parties and tax committee heads in both chambers are seeking a one-sentence change in state law to permanently turn off the new portal for gambling. Among other issues, lawmakers are upset that lottery officials introduced the games without seeking their approval through explicit legislation allowing it.
The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that single-game tickets will go on sale Feb. 25.