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Vikings Stadium: With the Issue Now on 'Life Support,' a Senate Committee Convenes

A contingent of National Football League executives is in town today as the Minnesota Legislature tries to revive a deal paving the way for a new all-purpose stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

With National Football League (NFL) officials in town watching and warning the state the Minnesota Vikings could leave if they don’t get a new stadium, a Minnesota Senate committee today considers three proposals to build one.  

The Senate Committee on Local Government and Elections will hear the three bills when it meets, beginning around 2:30 p.m.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, have both flowin into the Twin Cities to visit the Capitol today, trying to get an 11th-hour deal.

The Legislature is hoping to convene, with or without a stadium bill, by April 30.

The House Committee on Local Government and Elections voted down Rep. Morrie Lanning's plan Monday night.

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