Minnesota State Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R-Cedar) wants to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would create a “racino” at Canterbury Park. The money from the racino would be used to pay for a new Vikings stadium.
Rep. Hackbarth says he has not talked to the Vikings about his plan. He has also not talked to Governor Tim Pawlenty about the proposal. Last week Pawlenty indicated he wanted to act to keep the Vikings football team in Minnesota when their lease at the Metrodome expires.