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Vikings Stadium Update: Stadium Bill One Step From Senate Floor

After some turbulence, it now appears as though the new stadium proposal for the Minnesota Vikings has started to even out (at least for the time being). On Tuesday morning, the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee approved the bill without recommendation and passed it on to the Finance Committee for review on Wednesday.

The bill is only one step away from reaching the Senate floor, which has left many optimistic at the prospects of it passing.

"I would say it's imminent," said Democratic Sen. John Marty of Roseville via Twincities.com. "I think they have the upper hand, and I think they're more likely than not to get their stadium within the week."

The bill has already passed in the House, which leaves the Senate as the final piece to the puzzle. However, the bills' sponsor, Sen. Julie Rosen acknowledges that there is still work to be done.

"We'll take it to conference committee. We'll be working through the weekend, I'm sure," she said.

For now though, it appears as things are moving in the right direction.

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