On Air
0:00
0:00
Open In Popup
MPR News

Indian Gaming Association neutral on plan to fund Vikings stadium with electronic pull tabs

Share story

The option of raising local sales taxes to pay for a Vikings stadium appears to be off the table. Governor Dayton says there isn't enough legislative support to exempt Ramsey County or Minneapolis from holding a referendum on increasing a local sales tax. That leaves few alternatives to help pay for a new stadium. One remaining option is to expand gaming. That plan could include a downtown casino on Block E or electronic pulltabs. But those ideas don't sit well with Minnesota's Indian Gaming Association. Executive Director John McCarthy discusses his group's position with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.