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Minnesotans say they treasure the Minnesota Vikings football team, but they don’t want to help pay for a new stadium to keep them. That’s the dilemma for the Minnesota Legislature that keeps stalling, hoping they can put this decision off until after the November elections. Meanwhile, the Vikings insist they want a new $975 million [...]

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A much anticipated committee vote on the Vikings’ stadium bill on Wednesday, March 14 failed to occur, Senate Local Government and Elections Chairman Ray Vandeveer instead laying the bill on the table. “It would be the most productive thing to do,” said Vandeveer, explaining that Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, stadium bill author, requested the action. [...]

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Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday, Jan. 24 retraced the factors that led him to abandon the Linden Avenue site in downtown Minneapolis — the proposed Vikings’ stadium site he has gently leaned towards — to the conclusion the only chance of success this legislative session lies with the Metrodome. Dayton spoke on the eve of [...]

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A tweet between newly elected Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke and Minnesota Vikings’ stadium activists sparked a rush of activity that short days later resulted Shakopee officials walking into the Governor’s Office with the latest stadium proposal in hand. The City of Shakopee is proposing a new Minnesota Vikings’ stadium be built on 130-acres of privately [...]

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Minnesota Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf sent Minneapolis city officials a letter on Monday, Jan. 9 detailing additional costs to the team stemming from a Metrodome-centered solution for a Vikings’ stadium. The letter came just days before Gov. Mark Dayton’s recently imposed deadline to Minneapolis and Ramsey County officials on producing detailed Vikings’ stadium proposals. The [...]

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Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, Jan. 5 sent letters to Ramsey County and city of Minneapolis officials urging them to submit their Vikings’ stadium proposals no later 5 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 12. Dayton is hoping lawmakers will speedily address the Vikings’ stadium issue next legislative session. The time line cited in the letter was [...]

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