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Kriesel takes lead on Minneapolis casino plan

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ST. PAUL -- Freshman Rep. John Kriesel of Cottage Grove and a southwestern Minnesota farmer, two unlikely supporters, are leading a legislative effort to allow a downtown Minneapolis casino.

Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, and Kriesel, also Republican, said the entire state would benefit from a Minneapolis casino near where the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves play.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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