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Pair seeks backing for casino in Minneapolis


ST. PAUL -- A southwestern Minnesota farmer and an eastern Twin Cities Army veteran, two unlikely supporters, are leading a legislative effort to allow a downtown Minneapolis casino.

Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, and Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, said the entire state would benefit from a Minneapolis casino near where the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves play.

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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.