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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
Pair seeks backing for casino in Minneapolis
ST. PAUL -- A southwestern Minnesota farmer and an eastern Twin Cities Army veteran, two unlikely supporters, are leading a legislative effort to allow a downtown Minneapolis casino. Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, and Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, said the entire state would...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
Casino supporters rally against more gambling
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am