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Richard Hermanson of Boyd tells a state Capitol rally Tuesday that he has worked at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort near Granite Falls for more than 10 years and bills in the Legislature to expand gambling could threaten his job. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.)

Casino supporters rally against more gambling

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ST. PAUL -- Richard Hermanson has depended on Prairie's Edge Casino Resort to make a living for 10 years and said he is worried legislative proposals to expand gambling could affect his future.

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"I can't afford to get another job," the 47-year-old disabled worker told an estimated 3,000 American Indian tribal members and casino workers Tuesday at a Capitol rally.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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