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Cigarette taxes generating funds for Vikings stadium

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- After a failed attempt to raise funds through e-pull tabs, the state of Minnesota is finally generating money for the new Vikings stadium through cigarette taxes.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue released the collection figures for the one-time ciagrette floor stock tax Thursday.

Officals say nearly 30.5 million dollars has been collected by the department so far.

26.5 million dollars will, by law, go to the Vikings stadium financing.

The remaining 3.96 million will go to the states general fund along with the revenue from increased cigarette and tobacco taxes that went into effect on July 1st.

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