Minnesota Legislature Vows to Pass Stadium Bill This Year

Ryan NelsonCorrespondent INovember 3, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 23:  Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball for a gain against the Green Bay Packers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 23, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
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According to the Associated Press, and WCCO/CBS Political News Analyst Pat Kessler in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor have promised to pass a stadium bill this year to try and keep the Vikings' storied franchise in Minnesota. This coming less than 24 hours after the governor believed the talks had broken down and we would not have a stadium deal done this year.

The legislature is reported to have said it is going to use gaming to fund the bill, although what kind of gaming is not clear.

Governor Mark Dayton-(D), says stadium talks with Republican legislators are back on track, and he hopes to have the legislature in a special session before January 1st.