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Vikings stadium funding plan receives support from Minneapolis City Council

Minneapolis City Council members voted 7-6 in a decision to back the Vikings stadium funding plan, which is moving through the legislature. $675 million in city generated taxes will be retained through 2046 to fund the stadium.
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Minneapolis City Council members voted 7-6 in a decision to back the Vikings stadium funding plan, which is moving through the legislature. $675 million in city generated taxes will be retained through 2046 to fund the stadium.

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