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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
BBAO: Vikings stadium bill moving to vote

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

The Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill continues to ride a tide of momentum that began after last week's mini-crisis. The bill was officially revived in the state's House of Representatives late Monday night, putting it in position for a floor vote, while also continuing to move through the committee process on the senate side.

Once again, it's worth noting how quickly this process began moving once the NFL made clear it was serious about pursuing alternatives if the issue was addressed now. Although no one knows where this momentum will lead, one of the bill's chief sponsors told the Star Tribune: "There's an increasing sense that people want to get it to the floor for a final vote -- even the people who likely are going to vote no."

The 2012 state legislative session is scheduled to end at the end of the month. This week is critical for stadium supporters.

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