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Monday, May 9, 2011
A Hail Mary in Vikings stadium frenzy

By Kevin Seifert

At long last, the city of Minneapolis has announced a proposal to replace the Metrodome, approximately 12 years after the Minnesota Vikings began campaigning for new facility. The news comes at a sensitive and complex time and requires a re-set of sorts. Here's my best effort:
A reasonable person could read through that laundry list and wonder how this could all come together in the next two weeks. Politics are fluid and ideas can gain support in a hurry. But count me among those who are having trouble conceiving a conventional path for so much to happen in such a short period of time. If you're a stadium supporter, you have to hope that the frenzy of the past week will jump-start planning for the 2012 session.