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Other Ways to Pay For Vikings Stadium; Top 5 at 7:45

The Top 5 at 7:45 is willing to help lawmakers come up with an alternative way to pay for the State's version of the Vikings Stadium. Lawmakers and the Governor are looking for alternatives to electronic pull tabs to pay for the Vikings Stadium.

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Andy Barth, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Minnesota Budget Chief Faces Backlash on Vikings Bill

Minnesota's budget chief says he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter encountered sharp questions Monday from lawmakers who are worried that general tax dollars will be needed to compensate for poor results from expanded gambling.

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Andy Barth, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Andy Barth, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Gambling Tax Money for Vikings Stadium Lags Badly

Tax money from electronic gambling in bars is falling way short of the state's original projections as the primary funding source to build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. State budget officials released the latest stadium revenue numbers Thursday as part of a larger budget forecast.

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Rollout of High-Tech Bingo Delayed in Minnesota

Minnesotans will have to wait at least another month before electronic bingo games debut at bars and restaurants. The Minnesota Gambling Control Board on Tuesday delayed approval of the first electronic "linked bingo" game.

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Vikings Stadium Officials Set Diversity Goals

Officials working on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium say it might be difficult to meet certain employee-diversity goals. The stadium legislation signed by Gov. Mark Dayton this spring included goals from the state Legislature to have minority workers make up nearly a third of the labor force and for women to be 6 percent of the workforce.

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Search for Vikings Stadium Builder Down to 2 Firms

The Minneapolis company that built new stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team is among two finalists to build the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. Mortenson Construction made the cut this week, along with Hunt Construction of Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Stadium Issues Affect SCSU Baseball [AUDIO]

The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Authority are at odds over how to accomodate high school and college baseball players who currently use the Metrodome during cold spring days for games when the new Vikings stadium opens in a few years

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Bids Due for Vikings Stadium Construction

Construction bids are due for companies angling to build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The deadline to submit bids is Monday.

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Lagging Vikings Stadium Funds Concern Lawmakers

A leading DFL lawmaker says he's increasingly concerned about the reliability of tax revenue from electronic gambling machines that's supposed to help pay for construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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DNR Wants New Vikings Stadium to be Bird-Friendly

The Minnesota Vikings may hope their new stadium is a hostile environment for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, but the Department of Natural Resources hopes it will be friendly to real birds.

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