Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night. Confirming a proposal Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans unveiled earlier in the day on behalf of the governor, the Democratic leaders said they agree on the plan.
Some clues are emerging about the design of the new home for the Minnesota Vikings. Those details are contained in a nearly 400-page draft environmental impact statement released Monday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that Minnesota's Gambling Control Board should have revealed from the start that it consulted the gambling industry when compiling its projections for how much the state would make from expanding electronic gaming to help pay for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
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