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Tag Archives: Denise Dittrich

Racino push may wither again

There was little fanfare when not one but two racino bills surfaced in the Minnesota Legislature last week. The perennial proposal to install slot machines in racetracks usually enters into the political milieu with news conferences and headlines.

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School trust lands: conservation or cash?

The most often cited sources of K-12 school funding in Minnesota are per-pupil aid from the state and property taxes levied by local districts. But a less well known source of funding for schools is being scrutinized by state lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration.

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