ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota took a gamble and lost in 2012 when it launched electronic pulltabs as a novel way to pay for the $1.1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium. The promised stream of millions in revenue that one lawmaker repeatedly derided as "fairies and foo-foo dust" was indeed more of a trickle. Years later, e-pulltabs are starting to look like a smarter bet. Sales of the tablet-based games are roaring, and the state is reaping the rewards.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll finds a majority of Minnesotans favor tighter gun laws in the U.S. The poll finds support for tougher gun control strongest among women and residents of Hennepin and Ramsey counties. The poll finds 9 out of 10 Minnesota voters also favor mandatory criminal background checks on all gun sales. The telephone poll of 625 registered Minnesota voters was conducted April 15-18 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota's Student Association is working with the Gophers football team on a campaign aimed to fight sexual misconduct on campus. Minnesota Daily reports that the "It Ends Here" campaign aims to raise awareness and provide resources to the campus community about sexual misconduct, consent and bystander intervention. The campaign is highlighting resources from the Aurora Center, University of Minnesota Police Department and University Student Legal Services.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Republicans and Democrats in Minnesota's 1st District have picked their candidates for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Tim Walz. Democrats picked Dan Feehan at the party's endorsing convention Saturday in Le Sueur. Just a few miles south in Mankato, the GOP on Saturday endorsed Jim Hagedorn over state Sen. Carla Nelson, who has said she will run in the primary without the party endorsement.
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