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New sports taxes would help fund stadium

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ST. PAUL -- New sports-related taxes and other revenues would fund up to $300 million of a new Vikings football stadium in bills expected to be introduced soon.

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The money would be raised through a collection of sources likely to include new taxes on sports memorabilia and luxury box sales, a player income tax surcharge and proceeds from a Vikings lottery game, said Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, the likely author of the Senate bill.

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