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Wilf calls Minneapolis stadium support 'signficant'

Speaking at the NFL owners' meeting in Florida, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says Minneapolis officials support for the stadium at the Metrodome site is encouraging. But he's not nearly ready to declare victory.
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Speaking at the NFL owners' meeting in Florida, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says Minneapolis officials support for the stadium at the Metrodome site is encouraging. But he's not nearly ready to declare victory.

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