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Everyone was all smiles Thursday as Vikings owner Zygi Wilf thanks everyone involved in approving a new stadium. On left is Gov. Mark Dayton, with Dayton stadium pointman Ted Mondale on the right. DON DAVIS | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Capitol quiet after stadium debate dominated

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ST. PAUL - The Capitol is quiet after days of chants, cheers and songs like "Skol, Vikings."

The Vikings stadium issue that dominated the just-completed session climaxed with a love fest among state, Vikings and Minneapolis leaders after the House and Senate passed the plan to build a $975 million stadium.


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