More bad news on gambling revenue; resistance to a hospital merger; SPCO season in jeopardy
Monday, April 8, 2013
The funding mechanism for the state's share of a new Vikings stadium continues to have problems. Locked-out St. Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians have rejected management's latest contract offer. And the University of Minnesota is halting talks with potential donors that might have a conflict of interest in the possible merger between Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services and Sanford Health.
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Vikings stadium: More troubling gambling revenue numbers The March numbers are in for the state's electronic pulltab industry and a turnaround is nowhere in sight. The games took in a record $2.4 million in bets. But for the second month, the rate of installation of new sites per day fell.
AG questions proposed Fairview-Sanford merger Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is raising concerns over the University of Minnesota's plan to acquire Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, which is also in merger talks with rural health care giant Sanford Health.