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Minn. Senate Passes Vikings Stadium Bill

The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.

05/08/2012

Downtown East

Preview: Vikes Stadium Goes To A Vote Monday

Monday is game day for lawmakers — that’s when the House will vote on whether to help fund a new $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium. Both sides of the issue weigh in.

05/06/2012

Downtown East

Drama Continues At Capitol Over Vikings Stadium Bill

The rocky road towards a Vikings stadium deal took another unexpected turn on Tuesday with a new plan from Republicans and strong rhetoric from Governor Mark Dayton.

05/01/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Moves Forward, Gains Momentum

With a less than a week left in the session, the clock is running out for lawmakers to push the Vikings stadium bill through.

04/24/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Can’t Afford Any Misplays This Week

The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.

04/23/2012

Downtown East

Talking Points: Key Players Say ‘It’s Now Or Never’ For Stadium Bill

According to the Minnesota Vikings, this week is do or die as far as getting a new stadium bill passed.

04/22/2012

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Dayton, Bagley And Zellers Weigh In On Vikings Stadium

There’s a lot of drama surrounding a potential Vikings stadium — and the future of Minnesota’s NFL team.

04/22/2012

Downtown East

House Committee Questions Vikings Stadium Proposal

The Minnesota Vikings faced a high hurdle Monday in the bid for a taxpayer subsidy to build a new football stadium, as members of a state House committee raised questions and criticism about the plan.

04/16/2012

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Schiff’s Concerns Over Stadium, Bagley On Next Step

They’ve come up with plans to build a new Viking stadium. But leaders from the Vikings, Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota need to sell their new stadium deal.

03/04/2012

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Talking Points: Stadium Deal Expected This Week

A finalized deal between the Vikings, the city of Minneapolis and the state for a $975 million stadium is expected to be announced early this week.

02/26/2012

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Vikings VP Says They’re ‘Near The End’ Of Stadium Deal

Gov. Mark Dayton is very clear about where he stands on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium proposal unveiled a few days ago — he’s against it.

02/26/2012

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Vikings: ‘No Point’ In Filing Notice To Relocate

A Minnesota Vikings executive says the team hasn’t filed a notice of relocation with the NFL and it doesn’t appear they will.

02/14/2012

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Bagley: Ramsey Co. Hanging In There; Mpls. Not Out

he Minnesota Vikings dislike a new stadium funding source presented to them by Ramsey County officials. Lester Bagley, the Minnesota Vikings vice-president of Public Affairs and Stadium Development, spoke with Steve Thomson and Eric Nelson of WCCO Radio. He said this wasn’t the county’s best proposal.

02/11/2012

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Another Vikings Stadium Proposal, Another Set Of Issues

Just when you thought you’d heard every stadium idea imaginable, a new site is emerging and it could solve one of the Vikings’ concerns.

01/29/2012

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NFL Timing May Slow Vikes Stadium Momentum

For a solid decade, the countdown to the end of the Minnesota Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome has hung like a hammer over the political debate on whether citizens should help pay for a new stadium.

01/27/2012

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