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Throwing the first shovels of dirt during the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis on Dec. 3, 2013, are, from left, Michele Kelm-Helgen, David Mortenson, Mark Wilf, Zygi Wilf, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. Pioneer Press

Wilfs, Vikings step up bid to host Super Bowl


By Brian Murphy

St. Paul Pioneer Press

ATLANTA — Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf have been a part of the NFL’s annual Super Bowl sweepstakes since 2006, watching successful pitches from old-hands Houston, Phoenix and Miami, as well as from novice Indianapolis, Dallas and their home state of New Jersey.

Now the Wilfs are competing for the chance to host the ultimate sports party, which league owners will award today in Atlanta.

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