Dozens of Vikings fans decked out in purple jerseys rallied in the state Capitol Saturday, but went home disappointed after learning there would be no debate to build a new stadium.
Minnesota legislative leaders met off and on Friday with Gov. Mark Dayton’s staff, with no agreement on major issues left before a self-imposed Monday adjournment deadline.
A Vikings stadium construction plan will receive a full Senate vote after what its Senate author described as a brutal Friday committee hearing lasting more than five hours.
Minnesota legislative negotiators agreed with 60 outdoors groups that hunting and fishing fees should increase, but ditched a proposal to open the fishing season a week early.
Approving a new Vikings stadium by the Legislature’s Monday deadline is becoming harder as time grows short, the House stadium bill author said today.