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Wading through spin slows any progress toward a new Vikings stadium

Is the Vikings' proposed contribution toward a new stadium reasonable? Is Minneapolis a viable location? It depends on who's doing the talking.
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Is the Vikings' proposed contribution toward a new stadium reasonable? Is Minneapolis a viable location? It depends on who's doing the talking.

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