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Lawmakers Float Racino Bill To Help Fund Stadium

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Two Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a bill to authorize casino-style gambling at the Canterbury Park horse-racing track and use tax proceeds to help pay for a new Vikings stadium.

The Vikings’ plan for a $1.1 billion stadium in Arden Hills is currently $131 million short of the needed construction funds under a plan that would split costs between the team, Ramsey County and the state.

Sen. Dan Sparks and Rep. Tom Hackbarth say that could come from the so-called “racino” proposal.

But the chief House sponsor of the stadium bill says he’s not convinced it’s a good idea to link gambling to the Vikings stadium.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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