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Scot McNamara of Cottage Grove came to the senate today wearing his Vikings jersey and his hard hat. He supported the bill because it would put people back to work, he said. Photo by Chad Richardson/Hastings Star-Gazette

Vikings stadium bill passes Legislature


ST. PAUL - Lawmakers approved the final version of a Vikings stadium construction plan Thursday, sending it to the governor's desk for approval.

The new stadium would make Minnesota "a better place to live," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said shortly after the House approved his stadium construction bill 71-60 early Thursday.

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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.