CHICAGO — Minnesota would set aside revenue from a proposed cigarette tax increase and corporate tax changes as a backup, should gambling revenues continue to fall short of the amount needed to make payments on $500 million of state bonds for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium.

The financing package for the National Football League team's new stadium approved last year relied on increased revenues from an expansion of charitable gambling to repay the state's $350 million share of $500 million in public funding for the project. The expansion was projected to generate more than the $30 million needed annually to repay the bonds but this year has produced just $1.7 million.

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