Mixed feelings: Vikings say House version of stadium bill 'not workable'

The Vikings clearly have mixed feelings in the wake of last night’s House passage of a long-awaited stadium bill.
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The Vikings clearly have mixed feelings in the wake of last night’s House passage of a long-awaited stadium bill.

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