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Vikings Stadium Update: Minnesota Will Not Raise Taxes To Fund Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings stadium updates are almost to the point of being as annoying as the Brett Favre retirement rumors were not long ago, but it's still a situation to keep an eye on. Therefore, it seems prudent that the latest news coming out of the state's government is that taxes will not be be raised to fund a new stadium.

Actually, that just won't happen in the near future as the soonest it could be put to a vote, according to Governor Mark Dayton, is at the November 2012 general election.

"Last Friday's meeting was very significant in eliminating one proposed source of financing for a People's Stadium in either Ramsey County or Minneapolis, unless the Vikings are willing to endure the time delay and continuing uncertainty in obtaining voters' approval. Given this reality, we are now actively assessing and discussing with the team other financing options."

This certainly isn't the end of the road for stadium supporters, but things have at least got a bit more tricky for those hoping the Vikings build a new stadium to stay in Minnesota.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.