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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

An artist rendering of the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills. (credit: Minnesota Vikings)

Wilf Still Hopeful For Special Session

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says he remains hopeful that there will be a special legislative session in the fall to consider a stadium bill for the team.

08/03/2011

An artist rendering of the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills. (credit: Minnesota Vikings)

Vikings Owner Speaks With Governor To Discuss Stadium

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf spoke with Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday, telling him that now is the time to discuss a new stadium since the outlines of a state budget deal are finally in place.

07/15/2011

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Lawmakers Float Racino Bill To Help Fund Stadium

Two Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a bill to authorize casino-style gambling at the Canterbury Park horse-racing track and use tax proceeds to help pay for a new Vikings stadium.

05/21/2011

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Lawmakers Have Lukewarm Reaction To Vikings Stadium

A proposed new Vikings stadium north of St. Paul is getting a muted reaction from lawmakers whose approval will be needed to pass a stadium bill.

05/10/2011

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Finally, Legislators Tackle Vikings Stadium Bill

The long-awaited Minnesota Vikings Stadium Bill was officially introduced at the state legislature Monday.

04/11/2011

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