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Vikings Stadium Update: Hennepin County To The Rescue?

Just when you thought it was safe to attempt to get off of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium roller coaster, it looks like we might be getting ready for another go-around.

After the Minnesota House Government Operations and Elections Committee shot down the current legislation on Monday night, it appeared that things might be over for this year, and the Vikings have made overtures that they have no interest in coming back in 2013 to give it another go. But, according to this report from KSTP Channel 5 in Minneapolis, they might not have to.

Apparently folks from Hennepin County are waiting for the current legislative session to end and the legislation for a new Vikings' stadium at the current Metrodome site to officially be declared dead. When that happens, the word from KSTP-5 are prepared to reveal their plan for a stadium at what is known as the "Farmer's Market" site, which was one of the sites that had a proposal put in back in February.

This new stadium would be next door to Target Field, home of the Twins. In fact, Target has expressed interest in naming rights for such a location, which would give them Target Field, the Target Center, and (presumably) Target Stadium all within the Minneapolis metro area.

It remains to be seen whether or not this will actually happen, but with Vikings fans looking for any sort of optimism they can on his issue, Hennepin County might have just provided it.

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