The Ramsey County Charter Commission late Tuesday night nixed a proposal that would have let county residents vote on a sales tax increase to help build a Vikings stadium.
Now a group opposed to the tax is starting a petition drive. The group tells MinnPost they'll start gathering signatures as soon as Thursday.
But Gov. Dayton says he's still committed to resolving the stadium issue and keeping the team in Minnesota. MinnPost says Dayton will speak with team officials and political leaders in the next few days to figure out the best way to proceed.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf tells the Associated Press there's nothing in the report that would prevent them from building a new stadium. He says he hasn't closed the door on the idea of the Vikings paying more than the $407 million they've already pledged.
And Tim Pawlenty says he doesn't think the stadium will end up in Arden Hills, the Pioneer Press reports. He says he thinks more options will emerge "as this unfolds."