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Minn. Republican lawmakers begin rewriting Vikings stadium plan


ST. PAUL -- Republican lawmakers are writing a new Vikings stadium plan, upsetting Democrats, including Gov. Mark Dayton.

House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, late this afternoon said that he heard from fellow Republicans that the $975 million stadium plan, with $398 million of state money, was too expensive. So in the past two weeks he floated his idea that would cap state contributions at about half that, forcing the Vikings and others to pay more.

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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.