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Gov. Dayton not happy with Lanning stadium plan


ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he was blindsided with news that the chief Minnesota House negotiator had a new Vikings stadium plan.

Besides not telling Dayton, the governor said this morning that Rep. Morrie Lanning's proposal may violate federal law.

"The good news is House leadership has come forward with a proposal," Dayton said. "Unfortunately, my administration wasn't included or even informed."

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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.