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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The debate continues over at the Minnesota State Capitol over a plan for a new Vikings stadium and exactly how to pay for it.

Financing options became limited after Gov. Mark Dayton announced that no taxes could be used as money to help pay for the public funding side of the stadium. That leaves few other revenue streams available, but one that can definitely help pay for a stadium is through gaming.

There has been much talk about putting slot machines at Canterbury Park and Running Aces as well as the possibility of putting a casino on Block E in downtown Minneapolis. State Representative Mark Buesgens, a racino supporter, stopped by the WCCO Sunday Morning Show to talk about what strengths the racino option offers.

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