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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he would not accept tax increases to fund a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, so the proposal's House author took out new taxes and decided to borrow money instead.


Rep. Loren Solberg, DFL-Grand Rapids, also changed the bill so the new stadium only could be in Minneapolis.

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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.