2007 - Volume #31, Issue #5, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cowpie Bingo InvestigatedMinnesota is a wonderful state to live in. But we have a government that sometimes has too much time on its hands. Recently, the Minnesota Gambling Control Board launched an investigation into Cowpie Bingo. The game, which has caught on in rural areas across the country, consists of a field marked off in white, numbered squares. People buy squares and a cow is let loose. If he does his business on your square, you're the winner.
The Gambling Board is apparently worried that the game might be rigged either by somehow training the cow, or seeding tasty grass in one area. Recently regulators read in the paper about a Cow Bingo event being held in the small town of Kiester, Minn. The fundraiser had been held regularly for 20 years. The bureaucrats did their duty and ordered the organizers to cease and desist. Needless to say, no funds were raised this year for charity.
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