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A new Vikings stadium would feature large glas panels. It is to be built in downtown Minneapolis and open in 2016. (Submitted)

Cigarette tax to back stadium construction

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ST. PAUL – Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night.

If that is not enough, eliminating corporate tax loopholes will be a second backup to electronic pulltabs and bingo, which have failed to generate as much state revenue as expected.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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