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Mondale Named as CEO of Vikings Stadium Authority

Ted Mondale has been named chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. The authority hired Mondale on Friday during the group's first meeting, as it takes steps toward building the $975 million Vikings stadium.

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Leaders Hope New Stadium Will be Boon to Jobless

The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium is expected to bring construction jobs to parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by poverty and unemployment. Civic leaders who backed the stadium say they're hoping it will be a boon to the jobless, like the 22 percent of black workers who were counted as unemployed as recently as last year.

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Rybak Says Vikings Stadium Fight Was ‘Bruising’

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak celebrated the final Vikings stadium vote the way many fans celebrate a victory -- with a beer. Rybak says after Friday's 7-6 City Council vote that the fight for the new stadium has been a "bruising" one.

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Minneapolis Council Signs Off on Vikes Stadium Plan

A plan to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings has cleared its final hurdle. The Minneapolis City Council voted 7-6 on Friday to shift a sales tax to help pay for the stadium.

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Vikings Stadium Wagers on Payback From E-Gambling

Minnesota is betting big on a technological expansion of small-dollar bar gambling to help build a $975 million Vikings stadium.

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Dayton to Sign Vikings Stadium Bill on Monday

Tomorrow will be another big day at the Capitol for Vikings fans — as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs the stadium bill into law. Dayton has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the new $975 million project, which won final legislative approval Thursday after years of failed attempts.

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BREAKING: Senate Approves Vikings Stadium; Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

The Minnesota Vikings are on the brink of getting a new stadium after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing.

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Vikings a Vote Away from New Stadium

A fast-moving Minnesota Vikings stadium bill is just a successful state Senate vote away from reaching the desk of a supportive Gov. Mark Dayton. The Minnesota House voted 71-60 early Thursday on a reworked $975 million stadium bill.

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Senate Gives Vikings Stadium 2nd Big Victory

The Minnesota Senate has approved a plan to build a $975 million stadium for the Vikings, another big step toward the new facility it's chased for more than a decade. The Senate vote Tuesday came a day after the House approved its own stadium bill.

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Lawmakers Tell Vikings No-Go on Soccer Deal

Minnesota lawmakers are denying owners of football's Vikings exclusive rights to recruit a professional soccer club as part of a stadium deal. The state Senate voted 47-20 on Tuesday to strip out a clause giving the Vikings five years to establish a major league soccer franchise before anyone else can.

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