Callers to Dayton: pro-stadium, split on fireworks
April 27, 2012 — 10:53pm
Top two subjects for callers Gov. Mark Dayton's office: the Minnesota Vikings stadium and fireworks.
In the last week, Dayton's office has gotten more than 800 calls and emails on the stadium measure now wending its way through the Legislature with an uncertain end, according to his staff. It's received almost 300 calls and emails about the fireworks bill that and would allow sales of powerful rockets in Minnesota awaits his signature or veto by Saturday.
He is wholly behind the push for the stadium and undecided what he will do on the fireworks.
The contacts to his office show a similar tale.
In the last week, his office has received 785 calls and emails supporting the stadium and 40 opposing. On fireworks, the views are split -- 155 of people contacting his office support expanding fireworks access; 140 have opposed.
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