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Vikings stadium deal isn't done yet

Although the Vikings stadium bill was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on Monday, the stadium isn't a guarantee quite yet. It still needs to pass a Minneapolis City Council vote, which will be held May 25. Sources tell ProFootballTalk the vote is expected to go in favor of the Vikings.
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Although the Vikings stadium bill was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on Monday, the stadium isn't a guarantee quite yet. It still needs to pass a Minneapolis City Council vote, which will be held May 25. Sources tell ProFootballTalk the vote is expected to go in favor of the Vikings.

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