Weather Forecast


Gambling expansion should be put on hold, group says


ST. PAUL — The state Lottery should get permission from the Legislature before proceeding with an expansion of online gaming, anti-gambling groups said Thursday at the Capitol.

The state law setting up the Lottery in 1989 did not envision that one day the agency would be offering scratch-off games online, as it’s planning to do in coming weeks, said Jake Grassel, executive director of a group called Citizens Against Gambling Expansion.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.