Minnesota state lottery director resigns amid questions about work travel

- The director of the Minnesota state lottery resigned abruptly Friday following a Star Tribune report that revealed he was reimbursed for staying in his own timeshare unit while traveling for work, the Associated Press reported.

Lottery travel records obtained by the Star Tribune showed Ed Van Petten was reimbursed for more than $7,000 after he and his staff stayed at his personal timeshare units during conferences in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Atlantic City.

Gov. Mark Dayton accepted Van Petten’s resignation Friday.


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