N.D. State Legislature Looks At Legalizing ‘Historic Horse Racing’ Machines

My column for Wednesday’s Forum takes a look at a gambling bill quietly making its way through the North Dakota legislature. Senate Bill 2221 would legalize so-called historic horse racing in the state. It’s an odd deal, but not a new one. State lawmakers have previously denied similar bills. Historic horse racing works like this: Slot…
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Horse-Racing Industry Wants To Expand Gambling In N.D. To Fund Horse-Racing Industry

Jon Jorgensen of the North Dakota Charitable Gaming Association fills us in on the latest gambling bill in the state legislature, one that would allow “historic horse racing” to fund the equine industry. Also, Minnesota Rep. Paul Marquart questions whether Republicans’ re-insurance plan is worth it; WDAY-TV’s and The Forum’s Robin Huebner talks about her…
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LISTEN: Quinton Hooker Says UND Tired, But Ready For NCAA Tourney

FARGO — University of North Dakota guard Quinton Hooker joined the “Mike McFeely Show” this morning to talk about the Fighting Hawks’ first-ever berth in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Listen here to the full interview:

Quit Your Whining Over Losing An Hour Of Sleep From ‘Springing Ahead’

In which your host Mike McFeely goes off on people whining about losing an hour of sleep over “springing ahead.” Also, Robin Nelson of the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley shares her concerns over North Dakota considering state-owned casinos; Clay Jenkinson gives his thoughts on Iowa Rep. Steve King’s white nationalist…
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Fargo’s Gander Mountain Will Remain Open As Company Files For Bankruptcy

Fargo’s Gander Mountain store is not among the 32 the company will close after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A company spokesman says the following stores will be closed as the company restructures: Alabama (4) – Gadsden, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa Georgia (3) – Augusta, McDonough, Snellville Illinois (3) – Champaign, Algonquin, Springfield Indiana (2) – Merrillville,…
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