This is the first deal to take advantage of a law enacted in 2012 to allow off-track betting. The agreement is subject to state and federal approval, but backers hope to get it operating during this year's racing season.
The paper is selling five blocks of downtown Minneapolis to developer Ryan Cos. for a planned $400 million development, including a massive new Wells Fargo office complex covering two city blocks.
If state officials and Vikings' owners have their way, Vikings games won't be the only events to occupy the new downtown Minneapolis stadium now under construction.
No one was reported hurt in the incident, which reportedly started in St. Paul.
It's the third year for the popular festival, part of the Walker's outdoor summer festival. It played last year at the Minnesota State Fair, and is returning to the Walker's Open Field space in Minneapolis on Aug. 14.
When it opens May 15, the project will include more than 250 high-end apartments and a Lunds grocery store. A city loan helped the apartment complex get built.
A lawsuit says that the maker of the games, Las Vegas-based Acres 4.0, failed to get a business-related license from Apple for the e-pulltab gambling software it has installed on more than 400 devices in at least 100 Minnesota bars.
The three are going to move into the third floor of the defunct multi-use building on Hennepin Avenue, which will be renamed "Mayo Clinic Square."
Another step in the Metrodome's demolition took place early Sunday.
Lottery officials think online instant games will boost sales and help draw in younger players who have been drifting away from lottery products.
Xcel Energy says 9,200 customers are without power this morning in Coon Rapids, Osseo, Champlin, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park.
The overhaul would take about a year and a half to design and another 18 months to build once the zoo obtains funding. It would tear out the existing outdoor display and replace it with a pair of salt water pools for sea lions that would be open year round.
St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says paramedics were called to the scene where the woman was found outside about 7:30 a.m.. The 58-year-old victim was pronounced dead shortly after. The temperature at the time had dipped to 16 below zero.
The money will pay for the state and city's portion of the $1 billion stadium, now under construction in Minneapolis. The Vikings have pledged just over $500 million for the project.
Gov. Mark Dayton said this morning he thinks the Super Bowl could have a huge economic impact in Minnesota in 2018.