abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minn. Racing Commission Gets New Day-to-Day Leader

Created: 11/27/2013 3:26 PM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

A member of the Minnesota Racing Commission is moving onto the agency's full-time staff as its executive director.
    
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday appointed Thomas DiPasquale to the position, filling a vacancy left by the retirement of Richard Krueger.
    
The Racing Commission oversees Minnesota's two horse racing tracks, which are also home to poker and card game clubs. It has undergone considerable churn over the past year amid investigations of personnel issues.
    
DiPasquale has been a member of the commission's board since July. That position didn't come with a state salary, but this one will. He'll earn $114,000.
    
He is an attorney who lives in North Oaks. He formerly worked in the general counsel's office for 3M Co. and has taught courses at William Mitchell College of Law.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
50°
66° | 56°
  • Feels like: 50° F
  • Wind: SE 13mph
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Thu Mainly cloudy and rainy
    66° | 46°
  • Fri Rain in the afternoon, windy
    50° | 38°
  • Sat Mix of sun and clouds
    54° | 42°
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    62° | 48°

Video

KSTP NEWS