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Analysis Finds High Costs At Proposed Vikings Site

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it would cost the state at least $175 million and possibly more to fix highways and roads around a proposed site for a Vikings stadium in Ramsey County.

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Majority Polled Oppose Taxpayer Money For Stadium

A new poll shows the majority of respondents oppose using taxpayer money to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. The latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows more than 60 percent of Minnesotans surveyed say the Vikings should keep playing in the Metrodome, where they've been for 29 years.

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Dayton Meets With Vikings Owners On Stadium Push

Gov. Mark Dayton says he met with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium and that he hopes two remaining proposed sites are narrowed to one soon.

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Opat – Hennepin County Won’t Pursue Vikings Stadium

The Hennepin County board chairman says his county is out of the running as a possible local funding partner for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium this year.

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Dayton – Would Sign Vikings Bill Before Budget Done

Gov. Mark Dayton says he would sign legislation for a new Vikings stadium even if lawmakers blow a deadline to finish the budget. Dayton told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday that he would act if lawmakers complete a stadium bill, even if the budget is still undone.

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Study Favors Spot Near Target Field For Vikings

A study commissioned by the real estate investor who envisioned Target Field on a scrubby downtown Minneapolis parking lot concludes the nearby Farmers Market would be the best place for a new Vikings stadium.

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Governor Dayton Wants The Vikings To Pay More

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton wants the Vikings to pay for up to half the cost of a new stadium. He says he'd like the Vikings to pay 40 to 50 percent of the cost of a new stadium. The Vikings have said they would pay for 1/3 the cost of a roofless stadium.

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Governor Dayton Talks With WJON News About The Budget, Bonding Bill, Vikings Stadium [AUDIO]

Governor Mark Dayton spent some time on Thursday afternoon talking with WJON news about a variety of issues. The State Legislature is on Passover/Easter break this week. He says they'll have a lot of work to get done with they return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but he says it's been a good session so far.

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Two GOP Veterans Key To Vikings’ Capitol Push

The two Minnesota lawmakers most important to the Vikings' push for a new stadium at the Capitol this year don't live anywhere near the Twin Cities and are not even huge Minnesota Vikings fans.

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Representative Banaian Not Supportive Of Vikings Stadium Proposal

At least one St. Cloud Republican lawmaker does not support the plan to fund a new Vikings stadium. Two Republican State lawmakers sent a letter outlining the plan to their colleagues last (Thursday) night. It basically calls for the team to pay for one-third, a local government such as Ramsey county to pay for a third, and then the state to finance the final third.

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