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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Vikings stadium bill gets smacked around

By Kevin Seifert

Let's try to clear up some confusion on Minnesota's stadium proposal. The upshot: It is technically still alive but in serious danger of imminent demise.

Here's a timeline of what's happened in the past 24 hours:

What next? We'll see if any House legislators attempt to revive its version of the bill, and also whether the personal seat license issue has any momentum in the Senate. But one major stadium supporter told the Star Tribune that the chances of enacting a stadium bill this year is now less than five percent.

I'll save any post mortems for the appropriate time. But for now, it sure seems likely that another year will tick off the Vikings' lease at the Metrodome before the next meaningful dialogue on this issue takes place.