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Dayton To Sign Vikes Stadium Bill Monday

Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Monday 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.

The legislation commits the state to raising $348 million by allowing electronic pull-tabs and bingo in bars and restaurants.
There are also backup funding measures such as a lottery game and luxury suite taxes.

Dayton plans to sign the bill at a noon ceremony at the Capitol. Minnesota Vikings owners, bill authors and leaders from the labor and business community will be on hand.

Our News Director Jesse Logan has a planned interview with Democratic House Minority Leader Paul Thissen today, and hopes to get his comments on this plus other recent happenings in St. Paul.

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