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Dec 6, 2012

Revenues from electronic pulltabs come up short

Revenues generated by electronic pulltabs -- which are expected to pay the state's share of the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings -- aren't meeting projections. The state budget forecast, released on Wednesday, projected that the new form of charitable gambling will raise just $16 million, or less than half of what was initially anticipated.

Nov 13, 2012

Dayton letter slams Wilfs for Vikings proposals

In his strongly worded letter, Dayton urges the Vikings organization to reconsider a pair of ideas, and questions the team's role as a faithful partner with the state.

May 25, 2012

How the stadium deal was done

Left for dead in April, the Vikings stadium bill sprinted to passage in the session’s closing days. What happened?

May 10, 2012

Vikings stadium bill clears final legislative hurdle

The Senate gave final approval to a $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, passing the bill on a 36-30 vote. The legislation is now headed for a signature from DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, who has championed the stadium as a top state priority.

May 10, 2012

Vikings to contribute $477M in confereed stadium bill

The Minnesota Vikings will be responsible for $477 million – or nearly half the total cost -- of a $975 million football stadium under the terms outlined in a conference committee report outlined on Wednesday.

May 9, 2012

Vikings stadium proposal clears Senate, headed to conference committee

Following a contentious 10-plus-hour debate, the Senate passed legislation authorizing construction of a $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday evening. The proposal cleared the chamber by a 38-28 vote margin.

May 2, 2012

Dean’s new stadium pitch upends push for House floor vote (by design?)

After months of negotiations between Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders on a Minnesota Vikings stadium plan, GOP legislative leaders upended the debate on Tuesday by unveiling a new proposal that relies entirely on general obligation bonds to cover the state’s portion of the project.

Apr 25, 2012

Racino gets amended into Vikings stadium bill

The Senate Finance Committee turned the Vikings stadium political situation upside down by inserting the controversial revenue source of allowing slot machines at two Minnesota racetracks. The Senate's chief author immediately vowed to have the so-called racino removed from the bill tomorrow in the Taxes committee.

Apr 20, 2012

Senate committee advances Vikings bill

The publicly subsidized Minnesota Vikings stadium proposed for downtown Minneapolis survived a Senate committee on Friday evening with more DFLers than Republicans voting for it.

Apr 18, 2012

Rep. Dean Urdahl faces wrath of stadium supporters (despite voting in favor of bill)

In Wednesday's Star Tribune, sports columnist Jim Souhan pilloried Rep. Dean Urdahl for purportedly helping to kill the Vikings stadium bill.

Mar 14, 2012

Vikings stadium stumbles in Senate committee

The Minnesota Vikings stadium prospects faltered in their first stop in a legislative committee. The Senate Local Government Committee laid the bill over without a clear indication of when they would restart debate.

Mar 1, 2012

Principals reach deal on terms of a Vikings stadium deal to push at Legislature

The Minnesota Vikings, Gov. Mark Dayton and key legislators have reached a deal on a $975 million stadium from the Minnesota Vikings to be build by public and private sources.

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