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Lawmakers oppose gambling for stadium funding

Published 10/27/2011, Forum Communications Minnesota State Capitol Bureau

A coalition of legislators ranging from the most conservative to the most liberal say that using gambling funds to finance a new Vikings football stadium is a sure bet to do the state more harm than good. Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, said that nearly half of casino revenue comes from people with gambling problems, people whose problems often end up costing the state.

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