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One of the most interested spectators in a Tuesday Senate committee hearing was Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, who leads House efforts to build a new Vikings stadium. No House stadium committee hearings are scheduled, but another Senate meeting is set for next week.

Rural legislators could lead stadium deal; Vikings won't discuss future

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ST. PAUL -- Rural legislators must get on board if a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium has a chance, a legislative leader says.

"Rural members are going to have to do some very heavy lifting," Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said Tuesday as Senate Local Government and Taxes committee members discussed a possible new stadium.


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