The electronic pulltabs that debuted a year ago today are no longer expected to pay for the state's share of the new Vikings stadium. But lawmakers opened the door to a new era of gambling in Minnesota that's paying off in smaller ways.
Gov. Mark Dayton told the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority that he wants them to stick up for Vikings fans and put a lid on the new seat fees the team is planning at the new stadium. But there may be good reasons for fans to gamble on paying those fees, which are better known as personal seat licenses.
Gopher football coach Jerry Kill is back at work after a seizure during Saturday's game against Western Illinois.
Gamblers would love electronic pulltabs. Cash would flow and the state's cut from the new games would pay the public share of a new Vikings stadium. That's what Gov. Mark Dayton and other politicians predicted. A year later, that billion-dollar promise has mostly been a bust.
A construction worker has been killed at the site of the new Lowertown Ballpark in downtown St. Paul. A reported partial collapse of the former Diamond Products plant apparently buried an equipment operator.
Eight people were killed in road crashes since Friday afternoon, making this Minnesota's second-deadliest weekend of 2013.
The driver of a car pursued by the Minnesota State Patrol had a suspended license. The high-speed chase led to the death of a driver of another car that was not involved in the chase.
From St. Paul to the southeast to Anoka, MnDOT is closing roads for repairs and construction.
Road construction may be winding down in Minnesota, but motorists will still find some major roadways in the Twin Cities closed this weekend.
Initial interviews indicated the infant was shot outside in the 2400 block of Emerson Avenue North, police said.
While the deaths of the two children, Mohammed Fofana and Haysem Sani, were tragic, the city could not have predicted the slide, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman told reporters Thursday morning.
The city hired an engineering firm and the dean of the Hamline School of Law to look at the May 22 landslide, which killed to children and injured others.
Ken Tilsen, civil rights attorney and a stalwart of liberal causes across the Midwest, died Sunday night. He was 85 and had been suffering declining health for months.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue said today that it expects to collect about $30.5 million in "floor stock" new cigarette taxes. That's the stamp charge on all the cigarettes sellers had on hand before the new taxes took effect on July 1.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed part of a key interchange in the southern suburbs after crews discovered damage to a bridge over the weekend.