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Associated press Gov. Mark Dayton announces on Thursday that state, Minneapolis and Vikings officials agreed to build a Vikings stadium next to the Metrodome. With him are Vikings owner Zygi Wilf (left) and state Rep. Paul Anderson of Starbuck.

Vikings stadium deal just a beginning

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ST. PAUL -- Smiles surrounding a Minnesota Vikings stadium announcement seemed to indicate victory, but in reality they represented something else: a beginning.

"Now, the real work begins, persuading a majority of the Minneapolis City Council and the Minnesota Legislature to approve this agreement," Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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