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House Speaker Kurt Zellers, right, said debate about building a Vikings stadium took the life out of most other isues in the just-adjourned Minnesota legislative session. With Zellers is House Majority Leader Matt Dean. DON DAVIS | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Legislature: Stadium debate 'took all the energy'

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ST. PAUL - Democrats' term for the just-completed Minnesota legislative session is "do nothing," but if that is true the House speaker said it is because of what he calls Gov. Mark Dayton's top priority.

"I blame it all on the stadium," Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said.

Zellers, who opposed the stadium financing plan, said "it took up so much time, so much air."

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