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May 10, 2012
Legislature approves stadium bill
Lawmakers approved the final version of a Vikings stadium construction plan Thursday, sending it to the governor's desk for approval. The new stadium would make Minnesota "a better place to live," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said shortly after the House approved his stadium...
May 10, 2012 - 2:09pm
Stadium passes House, on to Senate
The Minnesota Vikings are close to a new stadium after the House early today approved a construction plan 71-60. Representatives debated the stadium bill an hour and 50 minutes after day-long negotiations produced a compromise bill after the House and Senate passed differing versions....
May 10, 2012 - 7:41am
May 9, 2012
Senate shoots down White Earth metro casino proposal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Vikings fans would pay user fees under a revised Senate bill to construct a stadium debated Tuesday. Many senators, especially conservative Republicans, prefer expanding those fees to all users of a new stadium or finding other funding sources to eliminate the...
May 9, 2012 - 8:37am
Stadium bill pressed for time as it moves forward
The task of finding a way to build a Vikings stadium falls to six legislative negotiators after the House and Senate passed different plans. The stadium half dozen will negotiate to find compromises that the Legislature can accept when the bill returns for full House and Senate votes. Vikings...
May 9, 2012 - 8:23am
May 8, 2012
Stadium heads to Senate vote today
The largest single construction project Minnesota officials ever have considered goes in front of the state Senate today. A $975 million plan to build a new Vikings stadium may face tougher opposition in the Senate after it passed surprisingly easily in the House. Senate Republican...
May 8, 2012 - 7:11am
May 7, 2012
Vikings stadium debate under way in House
A debate a decade in the making began this afternoon as the state House considered whether to build a nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium. "This...
May 7, 2012 - 2:57pm
It's game day at the Capitol
Purple electricity began filling the Minnesota Capitol this morning, hours before the state House is to begin debate on building a new Vikings stadium. "Build it now" chants filled the rotunda as Gov. Mark Dayton rallied Vikings fans and union workers this morning, and moments later...
May 7, 2012 - 11:56am
May 3, 2012
GOP stadium plan collapses, vote on original planned Monday
A Republican Vikings stadium plan has collapsed and legislative leaders decided to take votes on the original plan Monday, perhaps opening the door to end the 2012 Minnesota Legislature. However, leaders did not predict the existing plan would pass or say if they would try again...
May 3, 2012 - 1:10pm
Dayton willing to consider 'harebrained' plan for stadium
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to consider what he called a "harebrained scheme" to build a Vikings stadium. Late Wednesday morning, the Democratic governor blasted a vague Republican plan as a "fiasco" and said "I just find it offensive." He said the GOP proposal could kill...
May 3, 2012 - 7:36am
May 2, 2012
Lawmakers look to change stadium proposal -- Dayton says Republicans, Vikings officials have been meeting in secret
ST. PAUL -- Legislators are looking at ways to change the Vikings stadium proposal, including discussions about an open-air stadium and the possibility of repaying construction loans with general tax money. The plan that awaits House and Senate votes calls for a roofed stadium that...
May 2, 2012 - 7:50am
April 25, 2012
Tax leader wants hearing on stadium bill
A key Minnesota state senator gave Vikings stadium supporters a dose of reality this morning in announcing she plans to slow the rapid movement of a bill to construct a new facility. Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, said the bill should stop in her Tax Committee before heading...
April 25, 2012 - 9:17am
April 24, 2012
Vikings stadium moves forward
Momentum continues today for the Vikings stadium construction effort with the Minnesota Senate jobs committee approving the bill early this afternoon, sending it to what may be its final committee stop before a full Senate vote. "We have a few more hurdles to clear, but we're encouraged...
April 24, 2012 - 2:15pm
House committee sends Vikings stadium plan to full House
ST. PAUL -- A Vikings stadium construction bill is headed to a full House vote after a dramatic Monday night turnaround. Minutes shy of being exactly a week after another committee defeated the plan, the House Ways and Means Committee sent the $975 million proposal to the House.
April 24, 2012 - 7:32am
April 5, 2012
White Earth offers stadium $400 million in exchange for casino rights
The White Earth Nation proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a Twin Cities casino. "Minnesota will have the money and the Vikings will be able to proceed in a timely manner," White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor told reporters...
April 5, 2012 - 11:58am
March 26, 2012
Minneapolis council majority backs stadium
Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but financing and other issues keep the proposal in doubt. Mayor R.T. Rybak this morning gave Gov. Mark Dayton letters of support from seven council members, giving the stadium...
March 26, 2012 - 11:41am