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Vikings stadium: Need-to-read stories

Posted at 8:45 AM on October 12, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Sport

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The Vikings stadium debate will sit front and center much of the day today. Two big things are happening -- the official release of the Metropolitan Council feasibility study and the continuing discussion over last night's vote by Ramsey County leaders to keep a Vikings stadium sales tax increase off the ballot.

Here are the stories you need to read.

Ramsey County voters get no say on stadium tax. The Ramsey County Charter Commission voted Tuesday night 10-6 not to require a stadium tax be put to voters, bucking a majority of people at the hearing who asked them to put a new home for the Vikings on the ballot, possibly as soon as next year.

Report: Stadium schedule unrealistic, aggressive
. A Vikings stadium report commissioned by Gov. Mark Dayton says the timeline for building a new football stadium is too aggressive and would lead to cost overruns of $46 million a year.

Over at MPR's Minnesota Today page, editor Michael Olson has pulled together a feed of Vikings stadium coverage.

Check out the stories and then post the stories that you're reading and hearing today on the Vikings stadium quest.

About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.

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