Late on Wednesday night, the Vikings agreed to a revamped version of the stadium bill that came out of a Conference Committee which essentially merged both the Senate and House versions of the bill which passed earlier this week. Of note, the team agreed to raise it’s contribution by $50 milllion.
Then, in the wee hours of Thursday morning, the House passed the vote by a 71-60 margin. The Senate is now up next and will discuss the bill beginning around Noon on Thursday, with a full vote expected later in the afternoon or evening. Should it pass there, all that is left is for Gov. Mark Dayton to sign the bill, which he will do.
So, the long-awaited quest for a new Vikings stadium appears to be nearing an end, but again, it still needs to pass in the Senate on Thursday.
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