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The Vikings World Order joined other football fans in the Minnesota Capitol Monday to cheer for a new stadium. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

New Senate stadium plan includes user fees

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate is debating a Vikings stadium funding bill that mixes user fees with gambling taxes as a financing plan.


Senators began the debate at 12:50 p.m., nearly four hours late. They planned to be at it for hours.

"It is an issue that has been put on our lap," bill author Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, said, adding that her plan is "the best stadium bill we have had to date."

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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.