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Minnesota Legislative Notebook: White Earth to state: 'You have the ball'

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ST. PAUL -- The White Earth Nation says it will front the state's Vikings stadium construction costs, if it receives approval to build a Twin Cities casino.

Chairwoman Erma Vizenor of the northwestern Minnesota American Indian tribe Thursday announced White Earth is tweaking an earlier proposal so the state would get $400 million up front, and then receive half of all casino profits. She said that could amount to $1 billion in the first five years of casino operation.

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