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Minnesota House gives final OK to Vikings stadium bill

The Minnesota House gave its final stamp of approval to a $975 million Vikings stadium bill in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, one of the chamber’s final legislative acts before adjourning sine die. The House passed the stadium conference report on a 71-60 vote at 3:30 a.m., just an hour and half after the bill was unanimously approved in committee.

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Stadium conferees have major differences to settle fast

After weeks of committee hearings, each one bearing new amendments and surprises, the already-dramatically divergent House and Senate stadium proposals faced an onslaught of on-the-fly amendments on the floor this week, and some major changes were adopted.A conference committee made up of six legislators is expected to meet sometime on Wednesday.

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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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