With an insider’s eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota’s political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

Contributors in Minnesota: Patrick Condon, J. Patrick Coolican, Patricia Lopez, Ricardo Lopez, Abby Simons, Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Glen Stubbe. Contributors in D.C.: Corey Mitchell, Allison Sherry and Jim Spencer.

New Minnesota Lottery chief appointed

Posted by: Jim Ragsdale under Gov. Mark Dayton Updated: February 28, 2012 - 9:45 AM

Edward Van Petten, head of the Kansas State Lottery for 11 years, has been named executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Van Petten oversaw a 68 percent increase in ticket sales during his tenure in Kansas, Dayton's office said in a statement. Prior to heading the lottery, Van Petten worked for the Kansas state Supreme Court and as chief of the criminal division of the Kansas Attorney General.

"It is such an honor to join Governor Dayton's team," Van Petten said in a statement.

,

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT