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Minnesota House will vote on stadium bill Monday

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The fluid stadium situation in Minnesota will finally flow onto the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday.

According to multiple reports, the House will vote May 7 on the pending stadium bill, which was the product of an an agreement among and between the team, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and legislative leaders.

With an alternative proposal making the rounds, it could be that Plan B can’t go anywhere until Plan A officially fails.  Or perhaps Plan A succeeds.

If the bill prevails in the House, the Senate would still have to approve the measure, and any differences between the House and Senate version would have to be ironed out before Dayton could sign it into law.

Thus, while the end of this process is not yet in sight, it’s getting closer.  We think.

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32 Responses to “Minnesota House will vote on stadium bill Monday”
  1. sevensixtwonato says: May 3, 2012 1:26 PM

    Good lord….

  2. ajoyce1977 says: May 3, 2012 2:25 PM

    The guy in the picture looks like a total idiot. Hope the vote goes well. Glad it is finally coming to an end.

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 3, 2012 2:25 PM

    Get on the phone and/or the e-mail with your state legislators so we can get this passed! If it fails, I don’t know if Zygi is going to wait around for Plan B.

  4. dtrb10 says: May 3, 2012 2:29 PM

    HALALUYA! Maybe they can finally do what they were voted into office to do make tough decisions! I pray it passes. Thanks Mike for keeping us fans updated. YOU DO A GREAT JOB!!!!

  5. textexington says: May 3, 2012 2:29 PM

    Look its your 3 star general VWO LARPer KARLA HEINRICHS!!! You lavender Larrys are so bizarre! LOLZ.

  6. blizzard01 says: May 3, 2012 2:32 PM

    Vote “yes” you keep the team.
    Vote “no” you become eastern north dakota.

  7. cutlerinception69 says: May 3, 2012 2:33 PM

    The dream lives: to deprive Minnesota of all professional sports teams and give them to real states.

    The L.A. Vikings are gonna be so exciting.

  8. ad0330 says: May 3, 2012 2:59 PM

    Embarrassing

  9. pooflingingmonkey says: May 3, 2012 3:11 PM

    The East Dakota Vikings?
    The Canada Vikings?
    The Pocatello Vikings?

    Sorry, just trying out possibilities here.

  10. lanflfan says: May 3, 2012 3:13 PM

    Minnesota representatives, please vote to keep the Vikings in your state. As one LA fan, I don’t want them in LA. We have enough dysfunction here already.

  11. racksie says: May 3, 2012 3:14 PM

    From the Star Tribune: House Speaker Kurt Zellers said that they will take the vote even though he doesn’t know that the plan — which would use gambling revenue to pay for the state’s share — will pass and he personally “cannot” support it.

    “It’s going to come to a vote,” Zellers said. “It’s now in the governor’s hands.”

    See why this is a mess? No one wants to be holding that empty money bag when this finally goes down.

  12. fissels says: May 3, 2012 3:15 PM

    I say a retractable dome is the way to go. Open air would limit what the facility could be used for. If the Vikes want an advantage, they can just say the guy with the key is on vacation!

  13. lnfinite says: May 3, 2012 3:15 PM

    textexington says: May 3, 2012 2:29 PM

    Look its your 3 star general VWO LARPer KARLA HEINRICHS!!! You lavender Larrys are so bizarre! LOLZ.

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    Packer fans define the word bizarre.

  14. Little Earthquake says: May 3, 2012 3:26 PM

    Maybe the Senate can attach a couple of riders to the bill mandating an 80-yard field and 14-point touchdowns for the home team.

  15. skinningcats says: May 3, 2012 3:34 PM

    ANY final bill (A, B, or Z) that would require a contribution by the City of Minneapolis over 10 Million CLEARLY AND UNAMBIGUOUSLY requires a City Referendum.

    ANY final bill (A, B, or Z) that would try to deprive those residents of that right would be challenged in court within 10 minutes of the Governor signing it.

    This thing is a long long long way from being over.

  16. glac1 says: May 3, 2012 3:35 PM

    Everyone I know in Minnesota thinks it will be voted down.

  17. bearsstillsuck says: May 3, 2012 3:43 PM

    I hope they get this done so I can stop looking at these hideously dressed Viking fan pictures.

  18. johnnyv47 says: May 3, 2012 4:40 PM

    I hope Minnesota doesn’t get screwed over like the city of Cincinnati does. Publicly paid for stadium that blacks out the games to the very people that pay for it. What a bum deal.

  19. jagsfanugh says: May 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    This will pass. The trucks of money are on the way.

  20. jmsieli says: May 3, 2012 5:18 PM

    Hey Viking fans, remember this name when you vote come November KURT ZELLERS, Mn House Majority leader, he first said he has the votes to pass it, now he says he doesn’t think it will pass and he cannot support it, pass or not he has to GO period, he is one of the good old boys that has to have his back scratched if he’s gona scratch somone else’s, he’s not in my district but I know a hell of alot of people who are.

  21. NFL In L.A. says: May 3, 2012 5:20 PM

    Stadium will pass 100 percent. Los Angeles will be the home of the Rams……

  22. wisconsinvikingsfan says: May 3, 2012 5:27 PM

    The minnesota legislature is proving to the world they are nothing but a clown show. Last year remember, the state had to shut down for a month during the 4th of july. Isn’t that the biggest holiday of the summer? What a joke.

  23. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 3, 2012 5:30 PM

    The NFL already knows how this is going to go. That’s why they created the schedule so that the last game of the season for the vikes is home against Green Bay – to ease the transition a bit for the vike fans to start cheering for the Pack! No need for contr@ or P#rvy to transition -we don’t need you. Heaven is welcome, but he will need to atone first.

  24. dtrb10 says: May 3, 2012 6:03 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt.

    Do you really think we would be Packer fans?? We would be fans of a winning team like the Giants that the Packers can’t beat!!!

  25. 7ransponder says: May 3, 2012 6:08 PM

    Now where have I heard this one before…. oh wait, they said this exact same thing before last weekend too, and nothing happened due to petty politics.

    And @Carl – if the Vikings did move (they won’t), most of us would sooner become anti-Packer fans. Rooting against each team that plays them every week that’d we’d likely start seeing on TV. I know I would.

  26. 7ransponder says: May 3, 2012 6:11 PM

    glac1 says:
    May 3, 2012 3:35 PM
    Everyone I know in Minnesota thinks it will be voted down
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    Everyone *I* know in Minnesota thinks it will pass. See, I can provide anecdotal evidence of how this is going to turn out too!

  27. contra74 says: May 3, 2012 6:33 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 3, 2012 5:30 PM

    The NFL already knows how this is going to go. That’s why they created the schedule so that the last game of the season for the vikes is home against Green Bay – to ease the transition a bit for the vike fans to start cheering for the Pack! No need for contr@ or P#rvy to transition -we don’t need you. Heaven is welcome, but he will need to atone first.
    ——-
    Dont worry about me. if the move to Los Angeles then I will keep cheering for them. Its the likes of you, gb4mn0, and others that make me proud to not be a part of your fanbase.

  28. tweeter75 says: May 3, 2012 6:37 PM

    I give it about a 51% pass, and 49% fail probability. I’ve followed this story from day one, and the electronic pull tab portion of the bill is very, very tricky. I believe that will be the deciding factor on this issue. I honestly don’t think the Republicans will vote in favor of the stadium bill because of that issue mainly.

    Vikings fans keep your fingers crossed!!

  29. lnfinite says: May 3, 2012 7:07 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 3, 2012 5:30 PM

    The NFL already knows how this is going to go. That’s why they created the schedule so that the last game of the season for the vikes is home against Green Bay – to ease the transition a bit for the vike fans to start cheering for the Pack! No need for contr@ or P#rvy to transition -we don’t need you. Heaven is welcome, but he will need to atone first.

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    I don’t know what is funnier listening to the goofy bit portrayed by Gregg Swedberg on on KFAN radio or this idiot on PFT.

    Both are stupid and obsessed. The one on the radio does it by design and the PFT poster takes his own rants seriously.

    The last thing a Viking fan would do is become a packer fan. Not because their team is good but because the level of fans they have are beyond moronic.

  30. ndnut says: May 3, 2012 10:47 PM

    At this point I’m not as worried about the result but the fact it will be voted on. S**t or get off the pot!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. elkmoundsucks says: May 4, 2012 8:00 AM

    Just make sure if the stadium bill passes that there is enough field space for soccer. As the rate of concussion lawsuits increase, and insurance premiums skyrocket, there will be no NFL in 10 years! Welcome Minnesota Kicks II!!

  32. jcar4x says: May 4, 2012 10:03 PM

    u packer fans think us viking fans will come support your team if the VIKINGS leave? your crazy!! love the tension between the boaders and games!! but i for one will never be a packer fan.. though i respect u guys as crazy, messed up fans u will never get me to the dark side…

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