Governor urges action on stadium

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May 2, 2012 at 8:20 am

SAINT PAUL, MN (KNSI) - A new day brings another new twist to the Vikings stadium debate as Republicans floated the idea of a roof-less stadium Tuesday as a way to reduce the cost.

Governor Mark Dayton quickly shot the idea down in a news conference with DFL leaders and Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak. Dayton says a roof-less stadium will not work, and legislators need to get the message that the people want action.

"I would ask Minnesotans to call their legislators and say quit fooling around, this is not about politics for November, this is not about your jobs for November. This is about our jobs, this is about our team and get it done," Dayton said.

The governor supports a Vikings stadium with a roof, at a cost of $975 million dollars. No action will be taken until at least Thursday when the legislature reconvenes.

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