Two days before Running Aces opened its fifth season of live harness racing, word broke of an agreement between Canterbury Park and the Mdewakanton Sioux Community that may kill any chance of racino legislation being passed for years to come.
Columbus Council supports harness park with dual street name Jennifer Mevissen Staff Writer At the Columbus City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 11, members unanimously agreed to support Running Aces Harness Park’s petition to Anoka County asking to give Zurich Street a joint name. The reason for proposing the change is that the county right-of-way [...]
T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Senate Republicans amended a racino bill on Monday, March 19 in committee into a shape more to their liking. But on an 8 to 5 vote, the Senate State Government Innovation and Veterans Committee ultimately rejected Senate Majority Leader David Senjem’s racino bill. The legislation, which would place thousands of [...]
Taxpayer League of Minnesota is on the wrong side of their own beliefs Rep. Mark Buesgens Guest Columnist Hometown Source recently published an op-ed by Phil Krinkie, president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, arguing against competition in Minnesota’s multi-billion dollar gaming industry. Basically, Krinkie argued that although the owners of tribal casinos have enjoyed [...]