The Minnesota Vikings are ... kind of one step closer to getting a stadium done. According to the Pioneer Press, Minnesota lawmakers agreed on electronic pull-tabs on Monday night as the funding source they'll propose for the new stadium. There is still a lot that needs to be done by both Minneapolis and Ramsey County regarding their proposals, but it's a step in the right direction.
It looks like the electronic form of gambling could generate around $72 million annually, most of which would be going to pay off the new stadium. Now, it's up to the folks backing the individual sites to put something together that illustrates the feasibility of said sites. Despite the fact that Governor Mark Dayton doesn't want the Arden Hills site, one representative said that Ramsey County was still able to submit proposals regarding their site.
If Minneapolis is getting additional time to work on its various proposals, then the same should be allowed of Ramsey County, despite a hard deadline of last Friday. Still, there's not much to go on now, but at least some work is getting done at these meetings.
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