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MINNESOTA LEADERS TO PUT NEW STADIUM VOTE TO THE PUBLIC

     MN legislative leaders announced yesterday they will put a
new Twins stadium to a public referendum, according to the
Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE.  Leaders are unsure when the question
will come up, but polls done for the Twins show the best time to
get a Yes vote could be the September 10 primary.  Some fear the
issue would face a closer vote in a more crowded November general
election.  The vote is non-binding, and even with voter approval,
legislators would still need to back some public financing.  A
bill to authorize a referendum asks voters "if they favor
construction of an open-air, retractable-canopy stadium, financed
by contributions from the Twins, private sources, a hotel-motel
and liquor tax and a surcharge on admissions to the stadium."
The question does not mention cost or location (Robert Whereatt,
Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/18).
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