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Vikings stadium bill passes Minnesota House

The $975 million package, which would construct a new stadium for the team near the Metrodome site in Minneapolis, passed on a 73-58 vote, with more DFLers voting for the package than Republicans. All told, 40 DFL votes were cast in favor of the bill, with 33 Republicans voting “yes.” Many expected there to be 68 votes total for the bill -- the exact number needed to pass -- with the GOP and DFL caucuses evenly splitting the total.

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Race to take on Klobuchar heats up

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has long been viewed as all but invincible in 2012. Six years ago she trounced a three-term congressional incumbent by 20 percentage points, the largest margin in a U.S. Senate race in Minnesota in three decades.

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