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.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."