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This drawing shows where the new Vikings stadium would be built on the eastern edge of downtown Minneapolis. The current Metrodome is outlined.

Minneapolis stadium deal announced, but 'real work begins'

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton, key legislators, Vikings owners and Minneapolis leaders announced a deal to build a $975 million Vikings stadium, which still needs approval from the Legislature and Minneapolis City Council.

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The stadium would be built next to the Metrodome, the downtown Minneapolis facility that hosted the Vikings for nearly three decades.

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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.
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