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Vikings, Stadium Authority ink deal

The Minnesota Vikings and the public owners of their future stadium in downtown Minneapolis have reached agreement on lease and financing terms. The two sides also reached an accord on a controversial provision to sell personal seat licenses to help the Vikings cover their $477 million share of the $975 million stadium's cost.

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Marty laments campaign finance proposals

On the afternoon that the House cast its historic vote in favor of gay marriage — completely monopolizing attention at the Capitol — the Senate quietly debated a bill overhauling the state’s campaign finance rules. Most notably, the bill would significantly increase caps on spending and contributions for political campaigns.

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Hoped-for Monday adjournment prospects stall

Sunday is proving to be lifeless at the state Capitol after a day of partisan acrimony over the session's centerpiece issues of a bonding bill, tax bill and a pro football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton called on Republicans to hold floor votes on the stadium. Republican legislative leaders responded by declining to meet in session on Sunday.

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