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Vote, court go against proposal to fund Vikes stadium


ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Vikings football stadium proposal Wednesday suffered what may have been two fatal blows.

The state Supreme Court issued a ruling creating state budget turmoil at the same time a key committee narrowly voted down the stadium plan.

The House state and local government committee voted 10-9 against the plan to build a $791 million stadium, although a couple of hours later it did advance in a Senate committee.

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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.