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Legislative stadium leaders Sen. Julie Rosen of Fairmont and Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead Thursday stand beside a drawing of a new stadium as they brief reporters on a stadium deal reached with Minneapolis. DON DAVIS | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Stadium kickoff: Lawmakers, Minneapolis approval still needed for deal

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ST. PAUL - Smiles surrounding a Minnesota Vikings stadium announcement seemed to indicate victory, but in reality they represented something else: a beginning.


"Now, the real work begins, persuading a majority of the Minneapolis City Council and the Minnesota Legislature to approve this agreement," Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.

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