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House OKs stadium, ups Vikes' share

Updated: May 8, 2012, 8:26 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings took a giant step Monday night toward a new taxpayer-subsidized football stadium when the state House approved legislation, but lawmakers upped the share the team would have to pay.

The $975 million stadium plan passed the House on a 73-58 vote. The state Senate planned to act on a competing version Tuesday. Passage there would send the bill into final negotiations, putting the team closer than ever to a replacement for the aging Metrodome.

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