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Minn. Budget Chief Faces Backlash On Vikings Bill

Minnesota’s budget chief said Monday he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium.

03/04/2013

Downtown East

City Council’s Final Vote In Favor Of Stadium, 7-6

A decade-long battle for a new Vikings stadium ended with a 7-6 vote on Friday, the same split as approved the plan in subcommittee form on Thursday afternoon.

05/25/2012

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Twitter War: GOP’s Kriesel, Kiffmeyer Spar Over Stadium Vote

A very public war of words is brewing between two popular and controversial Minnesota House Republicans.

05/14/2012

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Dayton Signs $975M Vikings Stadium Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to build a nearly $1 billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

05/14/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Owners Hint At Retractable Roof For Stadium

The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real estate developers who purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible.

05/11/2012

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Minn. House Passes Vikings Stadium Bill

The Minnesota House has voted to pass the $975 million stadium bill late Monday night.

05/07/2012

Downtown East

Mark Rosen On Stadium: ‘The Time Is Now’

One way or another, our long, long Viking stadium issue is coming to a conclusion, starting with the critical vote in the House probably sometime late Monday night.

05/07/2012

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Gov. Dayton Vetoes Tax Bill, Stadium Bill Threatened

Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton wasted no time Friday vetoing a Republican-crafted tax plan sent to him the night before that contained breaks for businesses but would have taken money from the state’s rainy day reserves.

05/04/2012

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Mood Acrimonious As Vikings Stadium Talks Continue

Gov. Mark Dayton pronounced the monthslong state push to help build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium a “fiasco” on Wednesday, as the Legislature’s Republican leaders proposed a significantly smaller state contribution to the project.

05/02/2012

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Vikings Fan Occupies Capitol; Says He’ll Stay ‘Until It’s Approved Or They Move’

While the Vikings stadium bill remains inactive at the Capitol, the fans continued their “purple presence” outside.

04/30/2012

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Minn. Committee Passes Stadium Bill To Full Senate

The Senate Taxes Committee has narrowly sent the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill to the floor of the Minnesota Senate.

04/27/2012

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Key Minn. Senate Committee Takes On Vikes’ Stadium Bill

A key committee of the Minnesota Senate is taking up the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill.

04/27/2012

Downtown East

Hurdles Left As Vikings Plan Nears Decisive Votes

The Minnesota Vikings stadium stampede is driving ahead, but some lawmakers are trying to slow its progress. The team’s bid for a nearly $1 billion stadium is nearing decisive action in the state Legislature.

04/25/2012

Downtown East

11th Hour Life For Vikings Stadium Bill

The final week of the legislative session is starting off with a double dose of Vikings stadium hearings. That plan has lurched back to life and it’s moving closer to votes by the full House and Senate.

04/24/2012

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

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Dealt Major Blow For 2012

Minnesota Vikings fans have long been accustomed to the refrain “Just wait ’til next year,” and they heard it again Tuesday amid the fallout from a House committee’s vote against the team’s long-sought public subsidy to build a new stadium.

04/17/2012

Downtown East

Minnesota House Committee Votes Down Vikings Stadium Bill

A Minnesota House committee has voted down the Vikings stadium proposal.

04/16/2012

Downtown East

Stadium Bill Faces Resistance In House Committee

State lawmakers will have to hit the ground running to end this session on the proposed end time. Another House committee will take up the Vikings Stadium bill at 6 p.m. Monday.

04/16/2012

Downtown East

White Earth Band Steps Into Vikings Stadium Sweepstakes

A Minnesota Indian tribe upped the ante for a new Vikings stadium on Thursday. But the offer to help comes as lawmakers are leaving the Capitol for a long break with the stadium deal in limbo.

04/05/2012

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Minn. House Takes On Vikings Proposal In Hearing

Republican leaders in the state House helped retool a Vikings stadium bill that’s headed for its first committee vote Monday, a new signal of support for a proposal that’s struggled to gain momentum at the Capitol.

04/02/2012

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Saints Owner Caught in Political Fight

Mike Veeck says he’s about the only professional sports team owner in America without any leverage. The charismatic owner of the St. Paul Saints says he’s indirectly become a pawn in a political fight at the State Capitol.

03/29/2012

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Private Stadium Talks At The City Council Level

Talks continue at the city level on a plan to build a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site. But no one wants to talk about the talks.

03/20/2012

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Zellers Calls Deadline Least Of Stadium Bill Snags

House Speaker Kurt Zellers says blowing past a Friday legislative deadline should not be the main concern for supporters of the Vikings stadium bill.

03/16/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Writers Mull Backup Financing

Minnesota lawmakers crafting a Vikings stadium bill are discussing whether and how to include a backup funding stream to a bar gambling plan behind an almost $400 million state contribution.

03/06/2012

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GOP Senator Proposes Lower Taxpayer Stadium Share

A group of Republican state lawmakers proposed a new Vikings stadium plan Thursday that would drastically reduce the size of the taxpayer contribution, arguing it was the only way the team’s stadium push could make it through the Legislature.

02/23/2012

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