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Erma Vizenor of the White Earth Nation is pictured Thursday at the state Capitol during an address on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Tribune photo by Don Davis

White Earth casino plan is 'not in play right now'

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ST. PAUL -- White Earth Nation's proposal to build a Twin Cities casino that could help fund a new Vikings stadium received little support from key policymakers Thursday after the tribe's leader said it would be the best option for Minnesotans.

A casino operated by the tribe could be a fall-back plan, but probably not this year, the chief Minnesota House stadium proponent said.

"They are not in play right now," Rep. Morrie Lanning said.

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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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