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Kluwe on stalled stadium bill: That's democracy

Usually Vikings punter Cris Kluwe has plenty to say -- about everything. But he won’t rip the Minnesota Legislature for scuttling the latest Vikings stadium bill. Instead, he tweeted today that if you don’t like it, vote your lawmakers out of office. He says that’s how “democracy works.”
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Usually Vikings punter Cris Kluwe has plenty to say -- about everything. But he won’t rip the Minnesota Legislature for scuttling the latest Vikings stadium bill. Instead, he tweeted today that if you don’t like it, vote your lawmakers out of office. He says that’s how “democracy works.”

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