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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announces Monday that a majority of his community's City Council has signed letters supporting a new Vi-kings football stadium. Forum Communications Co./Don Davis

Minneapolis stadium backing faces only 1 hurdle

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ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but the clock may run out before legislators can approve a new facility.

It appears an increasing number of legislators want to go home for the year next week. If that happens, time could run out before a stadium bill has a chance to get through the process.

"I don't know how we possibly can do it," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said.

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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.
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