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Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Deal Reached To Build Near Metrodome, According To Report

The Minnesota Vikings stadium has been a point of contention for far too long, but it seems everything will come to a conclusion on Thursday morning. A tentative agreement has apparently been put in place with details expected to be announced at a 9 a.m. news conference.

The new stadium will be built near the Metrodome, according to the Star Tribune, as everyone finally decided to agree to terms in a closed-doors meeting at the Capitol. It isn't clear how the financing has been settled as of yet, but the Star Tribune reports the next step should be completed in April.

The next step would be for a legislative bill to be introduced that contains the basic terms of the deal. About half the 2012 session remains before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn in late April -- time enough, most legislators say, for the bill to be heard and passed.

It's been a long time, but finally the long national local nightmare has passed.

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