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Vikings seeking grass-roots help from stadium boosters

The Vikings are hoping stadium boosters contact their state legislators during next week’s Easter/Passover break.

In a video posted on the team’s website and in an email sent to stadium supporters by the group Minnesota Momentum, backers of a stadium bill are given instructions on how to influence their local lawmakers.

Among the ideas: arrange a face-to face meeting with local lawmakers during the break; attend “Town Hall” meetings and ask stadium-related questions; submit editorials and letters to the editor to local newspapers backing a stadium and/or thanking legislative leaders who are leading the stadium charge; send emails to legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton.

Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president for public affairs and stadium development, tells supporters on the video: “Now’s the time … Make sure that they hear from Vikings fans … There’s a lot of people throughout the state that are really backing this effort.”

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