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Ramsey County To Move Forward With Stadium Talks

Minnesota NewsST. PAUL¬† (AP) — Ramsey County commissioners have voted to begin negotiating with the Minnesota Vikings and the state over the possibility of building a new football stadium north of St. Paul.

The favored site is a former Army ammunition plant in the suburb of Arden Hills. The county board voted 6-1 Tuesday to go ahead with further study of the area as a potential site.

Commissioners in favor say the prospect of jobs and development in the area outweigh the likely cost to Ramsey County taxpayers.

The commissioner who voted no says she didn’t have enough information about potential costs to support going forward.

Vikings officials have toured the site and say it could work for a stadium, but that they also intend to keep exploring other possible sites.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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