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The House Ways and Means Committee Monday night debates a bill allowing more profits to charities that use gambling. The commitee also considered a Vikings stadium.

House committee sends stadium bill to full House

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ST. PAUL -- A Vikings stadium construction bill is headed to a full House vote after a dramatic Monday night turnaround.

Minutes shy of being exactly a week after another committee defeated the plan, the House Ways and Means Committee sent the $975 million proposal to the House. In that week, stadium politics became frenzied in the Minnesota Capitol and with each passing day it became more apparent that the skids were greased for House and Senate votes.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.