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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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Save the Vikes: Not astroturf (and desperately seeking Norm)

When Save the Vikes first surfaced online, we assumed -- along with everyone else in public affairs who was paying attention -- that the site was manufactured grassroots being orchestrated by the Vikings, its PR firm, Himle Horner, or by Tunheim Partners, the PR firm recently hired by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.

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Favre at the Capitol?

With state media in "all Brett, all the time" mode, I couldn't help but start thinking about what Favre means for a new Vikings stadium. Certainly his political capital will hugely depend on how the season goes, both for him and the team.

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