The Minnesota Legislature has, via a special session, solved the state’s budget mess. But the Vikings stadium situation continues to be unresolved as the team enters the lame-duck season of its Metrodome lease.
On Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton expressed reluctance to call a second special session before the Legislature returns to its normal schedule in 2012. On Wednesday, he seemed to hint that, with the right bill to present to the politicians, perhaps he would.
Dayton called the proposed plan to build a stadium in Ramsey County “incomplete and unsatisfactory,” according to the Associated Press. But Dayton said that he will “seriously consider” bringing the Legislature back if/when he’s presented with a stadium bill that represents a “good deal for Minnesota.”
So there you have it. Unless the powers-that-be can conjure up a “good deal for Minnesota,” the Vikings will be saying “good bye to Minnesota.”