With stadium stalled, NFL warns Vikings next move could be to new market

An executive with the NFL tells the Star Tribune "there are plenty of willing buyers" and the Wilfs might be more willing to listen after a House committee shot down the latest stadium proposal.
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An executive with the NFL tells the Star Tribune "there are plenty of willing buyers" and the Wilfs might be more willing to listen after a House committee shot down the latest stadium proposal.

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