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PIM political snowstorm exclusive!

On a check-in call with gubernatorial candidate Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), we learned that he and Ellen Perrault, his communications director, are stuck in a snowbank outside of Heron Lake on Highway 60. At this point, the two plan to wait out the storm (and declined our offer to try to find help).

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Brand new Day for a Vikings stadium?

Note: This story first appeared in the December 11, 2009 issue of the Weekly Report. This week's biggest political surprise was Sen. Dick Day's (R-Owatonna) announcement that he will leave the Senate as of January 8 to head up Racino Now, the newly formed group that will lobby to create full-blown casinos at Minnesota's two horse tracks, Canterbury Downs and Running Aces. Racino Now claims the two racinos could generate $125 million a year in state tax revenues--or, as Day puts it, "money for education, roads, health care, stadiums - you name it!"

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