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GOP plan for Vikings stadium collapses, vote on original planned Monday


ST. PAUL -- A Republican Vikings stadium plan has collapsed and legislative leaders decided to take votes on the original plan Monday, perhaps opening the door to end the 2012 Minnesota Legislature.

However, leaders did not predict the existing plan would pass or say if they would try again if it fails.

In a mid-day announcement, GOP leaders also said they would consider a $496 million public works finance bill separate from the stadium.

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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.