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SPORTS ON THE BALLOT, II: MINNESOTA APPROVES AMENDMENT

          Minneapolis voters "overwhelmingly approved a city
     charter amendment that will limit how much city officials
     can spend on pro sports facilities," including a new Twins
     ballpark, according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR
     TRIBUNE.  The amendment, which would limit city spending at
     $10M unless approved in a referendum, passed 70%-30%.  But
     the "swift response" to the vote was that St. Paul "might be
     the site of choice" for the Twins, "if the Legislature can
     ever come up" with a funding plan.  MN Gov. Arne Carlson
     called Tuesday's vote an "impediment to the stadium going to
     Minneapolis" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/5). 

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