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Congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September
Fire races through Duluth apartment building
Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire
Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump
'Orange Is the New Black' Leak Shows: Hollywood Cybersecurity Lives and Dies With Third-Party Vendors
Lynx see permanent pluses to temporary den
If Vikings must do damage control, they should have aimed higher
Stunning eagle earns Kisner/Brown Monday playoff in New Orleans
Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues
Sano drives in five as Twins top Royals
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Suzanne K. Allen
Sharon L. Oehrlein
Marion LaVerne Haug
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 9, 2017
Minnesota legislators consider regulating daily fantasy sports playing
ST. PAUL—Thousands of Minnesotans play daily fantasy sports, but it is not clear whether the activity is legal. Bills in the Minnesota...
March 9, 2017 - 6:28pm
February 23, 2017
Internet poker company founder pleads not guilty to U.S. charges
NEW YORK - The founder of what had been one of the largest online poker websites agreed on Thursday, Feb. 23, to confront U.S. charges stemming...
February 23, 2017 - 4:26pm
August 22, 2016
Bird Island woman to serve 42 months for stealing $1.7 million from employer
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 3:56pm
March 28, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Gambling problem? Talk about it at home
Forum News Service Gambling problems don’t get a lot of attention in the region. But they should. People can still get caught up in pull tabs, Lottery games, Internet gambling, private card games, sports betting and other forms of gambling. An addiction to it can build slowly over...
March 28, 2016 - 1:00am
January 9, 2014
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...
January 9, 2014 - 10:53pm
May 16, 2013
No Powerball winner; jackpot soars to $475 million
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- So you didn't win Wednesday's $360 million Powerball jackpot? Make that you and everyone else.
May 16, 2013 - 6:18am
March 25, 2013
Minnesota governor pointing finger at gambling officials
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board should have revealed from the start that it consulted the gambling industry when compiling its projections for how much the state wo-uld raise by expanding electronic gaming to help pay for the new...
March 25, 2013 - 11:17pm
Gov. Dayton: I didn’t know source of e-pulltab estimate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board should have disclosed from the beginning that gambling companies helped estimate the amount of tax revenue that would be raised by new electronic pulltab games tapped to fund a new Minnesota Vikings...
March 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
January 19, 2013
Two establishments in west central Minn. have new e-gambling option
WILLMAR — Rick Schueller picked up one of the four iPads stacked neatly on the shelf behind the bar of the Kandi Entertainment Center and in...
January 19, 2013 - 5:00am
Slow growth of electronic pull-tabs worries some, supporters say be patient
ST. PAUL — Genny Hinnenkamp travels the Duluth area, picking up proceeds from pull-tab games, with profits destined for the charity she represents and the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. At the same time she dreams about getting more money as electronic pull-tab games spread and...
January 19, 2013 - 5:00am
May 17, 2012
Letter: Voting for a billion-dollar playpen
The headline on the front page of the May 11 Minneapolis Star Tribune reads "Vikings biggest win." It should have added "Minnesota, the biggest loser." The large picture below shows a broadly grinning Zygi Wilf standing before a goofy-looking purple-clad mob. Zygi has reason to grin....
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2011
Electronic lottery, bingo, pulltabs under discussion for stadium funds
ST. PAUL -- There appears to be a feeling that gambling is at least part of the answer to funding a new Vikings football stadium, but the questions come down to what kind of gambling and who benefits? Those who push modernizing existing games say the Vikings, the state, local charities...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 6, 2011
White Earth proposes casino to keep Vikings in Minnesota
December 6, 2011 - 2:05pm
July 12, 2011
Gambling no sure bet for Minnesota budget fix but gaining support
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Capitol undercurrent for months has suggested gambling as a way to help solve a budget impasse that now has become the longest government shutdown in state history. "The governor wants more revenue, Republicans want no new taxes," Rep. John Kriesel recently...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
July 5, 2011
Willmar, Minn., man places 48th in recent World Series of Poker event in Vegas
WILLMAR -- When he's not cutting hair or with the family, he's sitting at a poker table waiting for the perfect hand. Stephen Peppin, owner...
July 5, 2011 - 12:00am