A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Vikings Stadium Kerfuffle
On April 10th, I attended a community forum where Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak made his pitch to citizens about the Viking stadium proposal. I use the word pitch, but it was more like a declaration. The... Posted on 4/24/12 at 9:27 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings moved to within a governor's signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing.
A Republican lawmaker who plans to sponsor Minnesota Vikings stadium legislation says most pieces of the bill are in place. But Sen. Julie Rosen said Tuesday she hadn't settled on a day to introduce the bill nor would she discuss aspects of it ahead of time.
Minnesota Democratic Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and Republican Senate leaders agree on the need to the time it takes for businesses and farmers to get state permits, but differ on building a new Vikings football stadium.
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