It’s official. The Vikings stadium deal has become a bill that has been signed into law by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the event drew both cheers and jeers, with Dayton on multiple occasions having to wait for hecklers to pipe down before he could speak.
“I’m proud of those who stepped forward and said, ‘This is what makes Minnesota special,’” Dayton said.
“These bills, that involve major public investments, are understandably controversial. They’re hotly debated. They’re closely inspected — as they should be. That’s democracy, and that’s Minnesota.”
And barring an unexpected decision by the Minneapolis City Council to decline to accept the deal, that’s a wrap on the 10-year effort to get a new stadium built.