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Slow growth of electronic pull-tabs worries some, supporters say be patient


ST. PAUL — Genny Hinnenkamp travels the Duluth area, picking up proceeds from pull-tab games, with profits destined for the charity she represents and the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

At the same time she dreams about getting more money as electronic pull-tab games spread and statewide electronic bingo is added. But she is realistic about how fast the money will come.

“Everybody’s got to be patient,” Hinnenkamp said, counseling customers and legislators alike.

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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.