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Vikings Stadium Update: Bill Moves Forward, But Not By Much

The Minnesota Vikings stadium looked like it wasn't going to be happening this year, but then the NFL got involved and Minnesota's government decided that it would do its best to get some sort of resolution. That resolution seems to be coming slowly but surely, with a new twist every day.

The latest happened late Friday night in the Senate, but as this column in the Star Tribune reports, it wasn't easy -- and it might not be pretty in the future, either.

The Senate Taxes Committee voted 7-6 to move the bill ahead, but the Vikings got a vivid preview of how difficult it will be to win final approval for a $1 billion stadium. Some Republicans teamed with DFL stadium opponents during the long, bruising hearing.

Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, said afterward that the full Senate may vote on the bill Sunday, with a House floor vote coming as early as Saturday. "We've got to soak this up a little bit," Senjem said.

This ought to be interesting.

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