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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting. Some oppose the idea because it could threaten their casinos. Others support legalization, but only if they retain a monopoly. In many states, tribes are fighting sports betting or taking a go-slow approach because they worry it could force them to reopen decades-old agreements. Those agreements give them exclusive rights to operate casinos and offer certain forms of gambling. By Steve Karnowski and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 960 words. With AP Photos, AP Graphic.
Seattle plays Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.
_FATAL FIRE: Officials say an elderly woman died in a house fire overnight in Everett.
_WHEAT CROP: Cold and snowy weather in February has pushed back the wheat crop in Washington by about one month.