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Reps. Denny McNamara of Hastings, left, and John Kriesel of Cottage Grove get ready for Wednesday in the Minnesota House. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

House approves Vikings stadium; final vote today in Senate

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings are close to a new stadium after the House early Thursday approved a construction plan 71-60.

Representatives debated the stadium bill an hour and 50 minutes after day-long negotiations produced a compromise bill after the House and Senate passed differing versions.


Soon after passing the stadium bill, the House adjourned for the year before 4 a.m. today.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.