Dayton inks Vikings stadium bill

Hearing both cheers and jeers, Gov. Mark Dayton signs into law the $975 Vikings stadium bill at the state Capitol.
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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Vikings stadium bill in a noon ceremony at the Capitol.

The legislation for the $975 million stadium commits the state to raising $348 million by allowing electronic pull-tabs and bingo in bars and restaurants.

The Minneapolis City Council still needs to vote to approve its share of the stadium financing. A slim majority of the council (seven for and six against) has expressed support for a new stadium.

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