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Construction is nearly complete on the new 1-million-dollar baseball stadium and storm shelter. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Construction is nearly complete on the new 1-million-dollar baseball stadium and storm shelter. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Paynesville High School Safe Room Nearly Complete [VIDEO]

The Paynesville baseball field has gotten a 1-million-dollar face lift over the summer.

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(Minnemom, Flickr)
(Minnemom, Flickr)
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U of M President: Keep Redskins Name Out of Stadium

The University of Minnesota says it's working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins' nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November.

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Minnesota Vikings
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Big Crane Delivery Begins at Vikings Stadium Site

The Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has an important delivery on the way.

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Metrodome
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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Vikings Announce 2013 Season Will Be Last In Metrodome

The Minnesota Vikings have decided where they will play while their new stadium is being built.

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Minnesota Vikings
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Governor Dayton Threatens to Nix Vikings Stadium

The Vikings stadium could be in some trouble. According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com Governor Mark Dayton isn't happy with the Vikings to 2 reasons. One is the Vikings willingness to play home games in London while the Stadium is being constructed and two because the Vikings are planning to raise their portion of the team's contribution toward the stadium by raising season-ticket costs with seat lisencing fees.

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Wilf Joins In Viking Stadium Celebration

Minnesota Viking owner Zigi Wilf arrived in Minnesota Thursday afternoon after the Minnesota Senate passed the Stadium bill 36-30. The passage means the bill needs only to be signed by supportive Governor Mark Dayton and by needs to be approved by the Minneapolis City Council. The Governor has been a long-time supporter of the Stadium and the Minneapolis City Council has already voted in favor of the stadium 7-6. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says he has the votes.

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Vikings Stadium Bill Passes Senate

The Vikings Stadium bill passed 36-30 in the State Senate Thursday afternoon and now the bill goes to the Governor and he's expected to sign it. The $975 Million stadium will be built with $477 Million from the Vikings and a combined $498 Million from the state at the city of Minneapolis. The Vikings are expected to continue to play at the Metrdome through the 2014 season and won't move into the new stadium until 2016.

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Vikings Stadium Could Become Reality Today

The Vikings Stadium bill only needs to pass a floor vote in the senate and get signed by the Governor for it to become a reality. The Minnesota House voted 71-60 early Thursday morning in favor of a revised stadium bill. The revised bill was constructed in a conference committee and requires the Vikings to pay $50 Million more while the state pays $50 Million less. The Vikings will now pay a total of $477 Million while the state and city of Minneapolis will combine to pay $498 Million. The Vikings agreed to the increase in payment.

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Senate Passes Vikings Stadium Bill

The Viking Stadium bill made more progress late Tuesday night when it passed through the Minnesota Senate floor. The senate version is different than the house in many ways. The differences between the house and senate bills need to be resolved in conference committee today or tomorrow before going before the house and senate for final approval. The major difference in the senate bill include user fees in addition to electronic pull tabs to pay for the state's portion and a $25 Million increase in financial commitment from the Vikings and a $25 Million decrease from the state.

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Vikings Stadium Bill Could Be Voted On Today In the House

The Vikings are crossing their fingers as the Vikings Stadium bill could be voted on today in the state house. Debating in the Vikings Stadium bill is expected to start today at around 2 or 3 pm. The vote may not happen until early Tuesday morning. The debating of the Vikings Stadium bill may take 10-12 hours. Vikings Vice President for Stadium Development Lester Bagley says the stadium is "within striking distance." Governor Mark Dayton feels as though they have the necessary votes to pass the bill.

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