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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley tells a House committee Wednesday that this is a good time to build a new stadium. He would not confirm that the football team would leave the state if a stadium is not built.

Vote, court go against stadium

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ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Vikings football stadium proposal Wednesday sustained what may have been two fatal blows.

The Minnesota Supreme Court released a ruling creating state budget turmoil at the same time a key committee narrowly voted down the stadium plan.


While nothing is dead in the Minnesota Legislature until it adjourns, the one-two punch left the stadium plan reeling.

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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.