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From the editorial: "Minnesota is being left behind by the state budget-boosting bounty of sports betting."
Bills in the Senate and House would have allowed the state’s tribal casinos to run in-person and mobile sports betting for people 21 and older in Minnesota. But a disagreement over whether to allow two Twin Cities-area horse racing tracks to also host betting ultimately derailed the push.
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An alleged domestic dispute led to a Willmar woman being shot in the leg late Monday night, according to law enforcement. A Morton man, the woman's boyfriend, is currently awaiting multiple felony charges in connection with the incident that started in the parking lot of Prairie's Edge Casino Resort.

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An emergency ordinance, if approved by the Willmar City Council, would allow restaurants to use public space, including parking spaces and sidewalks, to add outdoor seating areas. This would allow the businesses to reopen per the requirements of the governor's updated COVID-19 business restrictions.
It's believed Prairie's Edge Casino Resort became the first of Minnesota's tribal casinos to reopen when it resumed operations Monday. It's a new normal, with one-half the slot machines, plexiglass dividers between them, and staff and many customers wearing face masks.
The popular entertainment venue will reopen at noon on Monday with safety measures in place. The casino will operate at about one-half capacity, with plexiglass dividers between slot machines and some machines will not be available.
Prairie's Edge Casino Resort closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will remain closed at least through March 27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The restaurants, bars, slot machines and hotel remain open at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls, but the blackjack tables are closed and buffets are not being offered
Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is taking extra precautions to assure guest safety, said Eric Preuss, marketing director. Casino events will continue as scheduled

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