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House Speaker Kurt Zellers, backed by Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, talks about a Vikings stadium with reporters. Zellers consistently has said he cannot take a side on the stadium until he sees a bill. Neither Republican leader would commit to supporting stadium construction. Forum Communications Co./Don Davis

Analysis: Path ahead for Vikings stadium not simple or sure


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota, Vikings and Minneapolis leaders broke up a closed-door meeting about a stadium Wednesday night, and within minutes a sports Website reported that the Legislature would vote on the measure Thursday.

But those at the Website and most Minnesotans do not realize the complexity of making legislation, stadium-related or otherwise.

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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.