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Vikings Stadium May Hinge On Tax Bill

The chances that the Vikings stadium bill passes through the house and then the senate Monday could hinge on whether Governor Mark Dayton decides to veto or sign the republican tax bill. The tax bill passed through both the house and senate and is on the Governor's desk. The speaker of the house, Kurt Zellers indicated Thursday on the Dan Barreiro Show on Fan Radio Network that he and his fellow republicans would be more interested in supporting the Vikings Stadium if the Governor signs their tax bill. He is threatening the Governor without making a direct threat.

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Vikings Narrow Choice To One of 3; Goodell Comes to Minnesota

Viking General Manager Rick Spielman indicated Thursday that the Vikings have narrowed their choice for the #3 overall pick in the first round of next Thursday's NFL draft to one of 3 players. The 3 players are LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil, and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon. Spielman says the Vikings have the players rated equally on their draft board and must decide which is the greatest position of need.

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Vikings Stadium Agreement

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced at a press conference today that the state, city of Minneapolis and Minnesota Vikings have an agreement to build the new stadium near where the Metrodome currently is. The deal is contingent on approval from the Minneapolis city council and Minnesota state legislature. The stadium will cost approximately $975 Million with the Vikings contributing $427 Million, the city contributing $150 Million and state would pay for $400.

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Dayton: Lawmakers Dragging Feet On Viking Stadium

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says he feels some lawmakers are dragging their feet on the building of a Vikings Stadium. He says he hears complaints from some that some lawmakers would like to put off the Viking Stadium issue until after the 2012 election.

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Dayton says GOP Senator Negatively Impacting Federal Health Grants

Gov. Mark Dayton says a Republican state senator has single-handedly blocked the state from accepting $25 million in federal healthcare grants to care for children with cancer, keep Alzheimer's patients in their home and benefit other programs.

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Vikings Stadium Efforts Take A Hit

Governor Mark Dayton announced Tuesday after meeting with legislative leaders that they would not support local or state tax increases to pay for a Vikings Stadium. The Vikings had an agreement with Ramsey County to build the Stadium in suburban Arden Hills, Minnesota. The deal called for a $350 Million contribution from Ramsey County with a 1/2 cent sales tax increase to pay for it.

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St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis talks with Governor Mark Dayton
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Dayton Hears from Central Minnesotans on Job Creation [VIDEO]

Governor Mark Dayton held an economic jobs summit in St. Cloud today (Tuesday). Bonding money, higher education, airlines, and a Vikings stadium were all topics discussed.

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Dayton Bags No Pheasants on First Governor’s Opener

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers were in the same party for a morning, though it wasn't a political party. They were in the same hunting party for Minnesota's first Governor's Pheasant Opener.

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Police Seek Help In Arson At Dayton’s Old House

Minneapolis police are asking for the public's help in solving an arson fire early this month at a home once owned by Gov. Mark Dayton. Police and Crime Stoppers of Minnesota announced Thursday a reward of up to $6,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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Minnesota Govenor Signs Budget, Ends State Shutdown

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a new budget that ends the nation's longest state government shutdown in the past decade. Dayton's signature came Wednesday after lawmakers met in special session starting Tuesday afternoon to give their own approval to the deal.

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