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White Earth tribe pitches Twin Cities casino to help build stadium
White Earth says it would split revenue 50-50 with the state and calls the plan "the only solution that is fair to all Minnesotans." Meanwhile, sports facilities chief Ted Mondale says a new plan to build a stadium behind the Dome in downtown Minneapolis could come within days.
White Earth band schedules press conference on 'stadium funding'
Minnesota Public Radio reports another player is making a move in the stadium game. A flyer says the band wants to build a casino in the Twin Cities metro and split the take 50-50 with the state of Minnesota. The White Earth tribe appeared in December before a Senate hearing to pitch a casino plan.
White Earth band to unveil plan for Twin Cities casino
Leaders of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe say they are Minnesota's largest - and poorest - tribe. Thursday they'll roll out a plan for a Twin Cities casino and propose splitting the profits with the state. The idea may attract those looking for a way to fund a new Vikings stadium without raising taxes. But expansion of gambling has plenty of opponents.
White Earth Nation offers Minnesota $400 million for a new Vikings stadium
In exchange, the poorest Minnesota tribe wants the right to build a Twin Cities casino. House Speaker Kurt Zellers says he doubts White Earth can come up with the money up-front.
Metro-area casino could fund Vikings stadium, plans to be unveiled Thursday
According to the Star Tribune, the White Earth tribe is expected to introduce plans to build a casino in the metro-area that could help fund a Vikings stadium. The tribe claims the casino will raise enough money to pay for the public portion of a stadium, without raising new taxes.
White Earth casino idea gets chilly reception at Capitol
The House leader on stadium legislation says the idea of funding a Vikings stadium with a new Twin Cities casino is "not in play right now." A spokeswoman for Mark Dayton says the governor does not support it as a way to pay for a stadium, saying a casino would likely be tied up in court for years and is not a reliable source of money.
Vikings stadium proposal shot down: What's next?
Emotional aftershocks from the Vikings stadium proposal being voted down by a House committee Monday night have been felt all over the state of Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton still has hope for 2013, but an official with the Vikings says "there is no next year." Follow all of the latest stadium reaction right here.
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