Contact Us

Tribal Gaming Group Holds Capitol Rally

slot machines
Getty Images

ST. PAUL  (AP) – Minnesota tribal leaders and employees as well as workers from tribal casinos are rallying at the State Capitol in opposition to proposals to expand gambling in Minnesota.

The Tuesday rally is on the front steps of the Capitol. It’s organized by the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association, which represents most of the state’s tribes opposed to a state gambling expansion that could divert a reliable source of revenue for tribes.

Supporters of adding casino-style slots at horse racetracks in Shakopee and Columbus are pushing a bill that would authorize that expansion. It’s been a perennial proposal at the Capitol that’s never found success despite multiple tries.

This year, backers have suggested tax revenue from the new slots could be used to fuel a permanent state fund aimed at creating new jobs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!