“The Minnesota Legislature is poised to ban instant-play lottery games and tickets sold at gas pumps and ATMs,” writes MPR News political reporter Tom Scheck. A joint House/Senate conference committee approved the ban Thursday. It would give the Minnesota Lottery until the end of October to phase out the games. Lawmakers have criticized Minnesota Lottery Read more

Blackberry Kush, Indica via Dankdeopt on Flickr “Negotiations are expected to begin this week between the Minnesota House and Senate on a compromise bill to legalize the limited use of some forms of medical marijuana,” writes MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire. Although bills passed by both House and the Senate would grant Minnesota patients suffering Read more