Strib says Vikings stadium deal is close at Capitol

There’s not much news coming out of the state Capitol about the budget negotiations that threaten to put 22,000 state workers out of work and end lots of non-essential state services, but the Star Tribune’s political blog says this morning that a Vikings stadium deal appears close.

Quoting sources who said a deal may be announced yet today, the paper says:

[S]adium negotiators had dropped the cost of the $1 billion proposed project by nearly $200 million, the Vikings had upped their contribution from $407 million and the state, Ramsey County and the team had resolved who would own and operate the stadium in suburban Arden Hills.

 Still, it’s hard to tell if there’s a play called for fourth and long, or whether they’re trying a quick count to draw opponents off-sides.

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  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 06/29/2011 - 03:11 pm.

    Surprise, surprise. $5 will get you $10 that the deal will be announced shortly after they tell us the budget dispute has been settled for another year.

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