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Latest Vikes Stadium Proposal Is In Duluth

Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 7:15 am

The latest proposal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium has the team playing home much closer to folks in our listening area. State Senator Roger Reinert wants to put the stadium in Duluth. His plan to pay for it includes allowing liquor sales on Sundays.

Sen. Reinert knows his proposal to build a stadium near Duluth will be a tough sell to the Governor, the fans and the legislature, but he has come up reasons he views the site as viable. In a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Reinert pointed out that Duluth is already a travel destination for many Minnesotans, a high speed rail line could be in place to connect Duluth to Minneapolis in 2015 and construction on the new stadium in Duluth could begin on the proposed 500 acre site very soon.

Reinert also included a funding option that would not raise taxes. He proposes using the revenue from the proposed Sunday liquor sale legislation to pay for the stadium. Gov. Dayton is still saying he believes putting the stadium at the current Metrodome site is the only viable option.

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