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Vikings Stadium Update: Proposed Stadium Plan Among Unresolved Issues Impeding Legislative Recess

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton implored state legislators to extend their session in order to tackle outstanding issues, including the proposal to build the Minnesota Vikings a new stadium.

A Star Tribune article said that getting everything done prior to the summer recess will be difficult:

"There is more that needs to be done," Dayton told journalists gathered outside his office. "I encouraged them to stay as long as they need to get all this resolved."...

Legislators recessed for several hours Monday afternoon so leaders could huddle with the governor to see if a deal could be reached. By early evening, leaders emerged to say they could no longer predict when the session might end and that they had made no significant progress toward an overall agreement.

The Star Tribune said that Dayton and Republican legislators have been unable to agree on business tax breaks, a bonding package and, yes, the Vikings' new stadium, which will cost an estimated $975 million.

According to the article, the Legislature's constitutional deadline to adjourn is May 21.

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