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Dayton sets January 12th deadline for stadium plans

Minneapolis and Ramsey County must have their Vikings stadium plans complete by next week. WCCO reports Governor Mark Dayton wants the fully developed proposals on his desk including financing and advantages one site has over another.
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Minneapolis and Ramsey County must have their Vikings stadium plans complete by next week. WCCO reports Governor Mark Dayton wants the fully developed proposals on his desk including financing and advantages one site has over another.

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