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Vikings could find out tonight if NFL will contribute to stadium costs

NFL owners are expected to meet tonight in Texas and decide whether or not to help finance Minnesota's search for a new stadium. Vikings' owner Zygi Wilf is willing to pay $407-million for the $1.1-billion proposed stadium in Arden Hills, and he's hoping the league will contribute $13-million, thus leaving $650-million in the hands of the state and Ramsey County.
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NFL owners are expected to meet tonight in Texas and decide whether or not to help finance Minnesota's search for a new stadium. Vikings' owner Zygi Wilf is willing to pay $407-million for the $1.1-billion proposed stadium in Arden Hills, and he's hoping the league will contribute $13-million, thus leaving $650-million in the hands of the state and Ramsey County.

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