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Panel votes to ban online lottery sales

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Lottery’s Internet ticket sales either are the wave of the future or will devastate families, a state House committee heard Thursday before approving a bill to ban the practice.

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The bill would shut down Internet lottery ticket sales that have been available the past four years and it would shutter the online version of scratch-off tickets that debuted earlier this year.

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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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