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Minnesota Vikings fan David Gunderson, in face paint, on Thursday em-braces fellow fan Larry Spooner in the hallway of the Capitol in St. Paul after the Vikings stadium bill passed in the Senate. Lawmakers approved a nearly $1 billion plan to construct the stadium in downtown Minneapolis. AP photo/Renee Jones Schneider

Lawmakers agree on funding plan, clearing way for Vikings to construct stadium

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Vikings and their fans have something to cheer about.

And they did cheer and sang "Skol, Vikings," the team's fight song, during a Thursday evening news conference celebrating legislative passage earlier in the day of a plan to build a new stadium for the Vikings and other events. It is to be open in 2016.


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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.