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Vikings Stadium Update: Minnesota Governor Says Team Will Leave If Nothing Happens By Next Year

The Minnesota Vikings might be no more if the team cannot get a stadium before the end 2013. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Tuesday that the team will leave if it doesn't get a deal done in that time frame, according to the Star Tribune.

"We've got to get a stadium next year or the Vikings will leave," Dayton said at a morning news conference, following a meeting with legislative leaders. While he said he holds out some hope of reviving the project this session, he is beginning to think in terms of next year.

His statement comes on the heels of a Monday night vote in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee that went against the project with a 9-6 vote.

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