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Racino bill shrinks and in the process helps the Vikes as they look for stadium


ST. PAUL -- Proposals to add slot machines at Minnesota's two horse-racing tracks changed Thursday to allow slots at just one track and sending 40 percent of the state's profits to a Vikings football stadium.

There was no indication the changes would change opposition that has prevented the so-called racino proposal from advancing for years.

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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.