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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.

Vikings stadium bill introduced

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ST. PAUL -- A decade-long wait ended this afternoon with the release of a bill to build a new Vikings stadium.

The 70-page bill basically follows an agreement announced March 1 among state officials, Minneapolis leaders and the Vikings. Legislative leaders said Friday that the bill could be in its first committee hearing next week, and it faces a March 16 deadline for passing out of at least one committee in each chamber.

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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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