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Lawmakers oppose gambling for Vikings stadium funding

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ST. PAUL -- 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.

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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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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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