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Vikings Stadium Jumps Hurdle: Passes House

By KBJR News 1

Vikings Stadium Jumps Hurdle: Passes House

May 7, 2012 Updated May 7, 2012 at 10:45 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- After 8 hours of debate, Minnesota's House of Representatives has passed the Vikings Stadium Bill 73-58.

The stadium has become the signature issue of this year's legislative session.

Going into tonight's historic vote, lawmakers and lobbyists had said it was too close to call.

The nearly $1 billion dollar stadium is set to be built at the site of the current Metrodome.

At Minnesota's Capitol Monday, Vikings fans decked out from head to toe in purple and gold and joined labor and iron workers in calling for lawmakers to 'build it'.

Supporters have been calling and e-mailing their lawmakers, urging them to vote yes for a new stadium.

Governor Mark Dayton also urged lawmakers to vote yes on the bill, saying it'll create thousands of jobs and help keep the team in the state for years to come.

The bill will now go on to the Senate for a vote later this week.

If the bill passes the Senate as well, the Governor is expected to sign off on it.


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