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Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Legislation Formally Introduced Today

The long and winding road to a potential new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings has officially come to a crossroads, as the legislation for funding for that stadium was been introduced to both houses of the Minnesota legislature this afternoon.

The bill was introduced today in the senate by Senator Julie Rosen of Fairmount, and in the house by Representative Morrie Lanning of Moorhead.

The bill mandates that the Vikings supply one dollar for every two dollars of state and local money that is put into a new stadium. It also does not yet have a local partner, as a site has not been officially selected for the stadium. However, the bill also contains language that says a local partner can raise taxes for the stadium effort without having to put it to a formal referendum for residents to vote on.

Rest assured, we will be keeping a close eye on the stadium issue here at SB Nation Minnesota, and if there is any breaking news on it, we will have it here for you.

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