Optimistic Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak not deterred by latest Vikings stadium setback

A controversial measure that proponents say would create jobs but critics say would hurt middle-class families is now on life support, according to the Senate Majority Leader.
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A controversial measure that proponents say would create jobs but critics say would hurt middle-class families is now on life support, according to the Senate Majority Leader.

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