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Arts supporters hold signs outside a Minnesota Senate committee room today asking that sales tax money destines for outdoors and arts projects not be used for a Vikings football stadium. The issue was among many two Senate committees discussed during a long hearing. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.)

White Earth proposes casino to keep Vikings in Minnesota


ST. PAUL -- The White Earth Tribal Nation proposes that it be allowed to build a Twin Cities-area casino, with proceeds going to help build a Minnesota Vikings football stadium.

Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor was to present the idea this afternoon to two Minnesota Senate committees considering stadium financing.

Also at the meeting, the Vikings told senators that while they want to say in Minnesota, they have been approached by other communities to move.

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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.