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Sen. Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes, right, is pictured Thursday with Rep. Linda Runbeck of Circle Pines, as he announces a bill that would allow the state to borrow money to build a Vikings stadium. The Vikings would be responsible for paying back the loan and arranging for other financing. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Legislators begin introducing new stadium ideas


ST. PAUL -- A Vikings stadium construction agreement supposedly has been near for days, but while legislators wait for a major announcement they are presenting their own ideas.

A southwestern Minnesota legislator filed a bill funding an Arden Hills stadium with electronic pull tab and bingo game revenues and suburban Twin Cities Republicans proposed Thursday helping the Vikings borrow funding for a stadium, but requiring the team the team to find most of the money.

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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.