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Jan 10, 2012

Legislative leaders agree on 2012 agenda, but split on details

DFL and GOP legislative leaders expressed optimism that the looming legislative session will be less combative than in 2011 at a panel discussion Tuesday morning. House and Senate leaders of both parties indicated support for a bonding bill, skepticism about the prospects for passing a Minnesota Vikings stadium bill and confidence that the legislative session can be finished prior to Easter.

Dec 23, 2011

Senate majority leader to play crucial role on gaming proposals

When Republican state senators gather on Tuesday to elect a new majority leader, their top-of-mind priority will be to choose someone who can bail out a sinking boat and set it sailing in the right direction again. But the stakes will also be very high for a set of Capitol interest groups facing an historic chance to make years’ and countless dollars’ worth of lobbying efforts pay off.

Nov 2, 2011

Dayton’s special session timeline hits legislative wall

Gov. Mark Dayton emerged from talks with Republican and DFL legislative leaders to say that his call for a pre-Thanksgiving special session to vote on a Minnesota Vikings stadium bill has been shot down.

Oct 27, 2011

Minneapolis unveils three plans for Vikings stadium

Minneapolis officials on Thursday released details of their vision for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis, a plan that includes help for the Target Center and Convention Center.

Oct 25, 2011

Mortenson: Vikings can kickoff in Arden Hills by 2015 season

Mortenson, a Minneapolis-based construction company with numerous stadium construction projects under its belt, today sent a letter to state officials that expressed confidence that the proposed Minnesota Vikings football stadium in Arden Hills can be ready for the 2015 season.

Oct 19, 2011

Dayton wants to hatch Vikings proposal by early November

Gov. Mark Dayton has set a schedule by which time he wants a stadium proposal for a Minnesota Vikings stadium finalized and ready for the Legislature's consideration.

Oct 18, 2011

Vikings stadium moves onto the legislative agenda

The white hot story of the future of the Vikings as a Minnesota professional football team has landed on the front steps of the state Capitol. That’s a new development. Although stadium bills were introduced during this year’s legislative session, the Vikings, which will see their lease at the Metrodome expire at the end of the current season, didn’t make progress in St. Paul during the 2011[...]

Oct 12, 2011

Vikings report offers mixed bag for Arden Hills, fuels stadium site speculation

The numbers contained in a much-anticipated Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission report will require the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County to come up with more cash in order to sell their stadium deal at the Legislature. And that fact appears to lend credence to widely circulated reports that a renewed push from Minneapolis interests is in the works.

Oct 12, 2011

Met Council report: Vikings stadium timeline aggressive, cost overruns likely

The report comes at a critical juncture when the team and stadium backers were looking to move forward sooner rather than later on the project. It's also being released the morning after a Ramsey County panel said it would not put a proposed sales tax intended to pay for the project before voters, a referendum most thought would likely fail.

Aug 12, 2011

Legislature in no hurry to take up Vikings stadium; votes may not be there

As the Minnesota Vikings worked through preseason practice last week in Mankato, Ramsey County commissioners and team officials were doing intensive work on the specifics of a proposal to help build a new football stadium for the team in Arden Hills.

May 9, 2011

Minneapolis officials detail $900 million football stadium plan

Minneapolis officials unveiled a proposal to build a new $895 million football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday afternoon. The plan would rely on an increase in the city's sales tax, expansion of restaurant and liquor taxes, and a parking surcharge to raise $195 million in local revenues for the project.

Apr 6, 2011

Skeptics question funding ideas for stadium

A Minnesota Vikings stadium bill hasn't been officially introduced yet, but its proposed funding sources are already drawing skepticism from people like Ray Crump.

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