Minneapolis mayor says city has two or three great options for Vikings stadium

The city is putting together a more aggressive pitch to keep the team downtown. Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city has two or three options on the table, including the Metrodome site, the farmer's market and land owned by Xcel Energy behind the basilica. Gov. Dayton has said he wants every proposal for a stadium on his desk by early next week.
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The city is putting together a more aggressive pitch to keep the team downtown. Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city has two or three options on the table, including the Metrodome site, the farmer's market and land owned by Xcel Energy behind the basilica. Gov. Dayton has said he wants every proposal for a stadium on his desk by early next week.

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