KSTP: Hennepin County working behind scenes on 'Stadium District'

KSTP reports developers have been working to reconfigure the Minneapolis farmers market site to serve as the new home of the Vikings and will be ready to unveil plans if the Legislature adjourns without a deal. Meanwhile, Gov. Dayton says he'd be open to a special session to finish a deal -- under certain conditions.

KSTP reports developers have been working to reconfigure the Minneapolis farmers market site to serve as the new home of the Vikings.

The station says those involved will be ready to unveil those plans publicly should the Legislature adjourn without a deal.

The proposal would put the stadium on the other side of downtown Minneapolis and connected to Target Center and Target Field.

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In other stadium news, Gov. Dayton said on Wednesday that he'd consider a special session to get a stadium deal done -- under certain conditions. Capitol Chatter reports the governor would want to see a bipartisan agreement in advance.

The Vikings hit a serious roadblock Monday night when a House committee shot down the current stadium proposal.

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50-50 chance Vikings stadium bill is approved

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