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Could electronic pulltabs really cover state's debt from Vikings stadium?

Minnesota Public Radio reports the revenue projections are based on assumptions because no other state has tried exactly what Minnesota is proposing.
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Could electronic pulltabs really cover the state's share of a new Vikings stadium?

Revenue officials say the machines could bring in more than $40 million in annual revenue, but, as Minnesota Public Radio points out, those figures are based largely on assumptions. No other state has tried it.

Meanwhile, the Pioneer Press reports Ramsey County is still lobbying hard to get the stadium built on the former Army ammunition site in Arden Hills. The proposal relied heavily on a local sales tax, but that option no longer seems likely.

So what do we do if we can't reach any deal and the team really does move to Los Angeles? Well, Bob Sansevere at the Pioneer Press says, there's always the Packers.

What do you think Vikes fans? Could you put on the green and gold?

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