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Volume 26 No. 139
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Throwback Thursday: If I Could Be Like Vikes

We look back four years ago this week, when the Minnesota state Senate approved a $975M Vikings stadium "meant to anchor the team in Minneapolis for a generation." The final deal on how the cost would be divided “came together in secret” as top legislators, team execs, state business leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration “pounded out the final disagreements over the size of the team's contribution and whether to impose a menu of stadium-related taxes.”

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