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Vikings blast referendum vote on stadium sales tax

The team says it would also add at least $100 million in additional costs to the $1 billion proposal. Team officials say taxpayers can't afford such a major delay.
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The team says it would also add at least $100 million in additional costs to the $1 billion proposal. Team officials say taxpayers can't afford such a major delay.

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